'DWTS' Winner Hines Ward Vows His Future Touchdowns Will be a 'Tribute to Kym'


With three extremely talented and popular couples making it to the "Dancing with the Stars" finals, it was anybody's guess as to who would take home the coveted mirror ball, but tonight Hines Ward nabbed a  whole new kind of championship trophy, and ET's Mark Steines was first in line to congratulate the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver on his "Dancing" touchdown.

Although it isn't quite a Lombardi, Ward treasures the mirror ball win just as he does any of his football achievements, telling Mark that his newly acquired statue has a spot "right next to [his] Super Bowl MVP trophies." He hopes that he was able to make Pittsburgh proud, vowing to bring his newly acquired talents to the end zone as a "tribute to Kym."

Finalists Chelsea Kane and Mark Ballas took the loss like champs, saying they weren't disappointed, rather Chelsea was still in "shock" that they'd made it as far as they did. As far as post-"Dancing" plans go, the couple revealed that after a week of recovery sleep, they will both be off to Vegas for some recreational, non-competitive dancing.

When jokingly asked if the right team won tonight, an always incorrigible Kirstie Alley replied, "of course they didn't!" Although kidding, Kirstie seemed to be taking the loss hard, calling it a "letdown" of sorts.

Watch the video to hear more from winners Hines and Kym, and the rest of the cast.

"Dancing With the Stars" will return to ABC in the fall on September 19.