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LB Ryan Shazier (Pittsburgh Steelers, 2017 Pro Bowl)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by Smith, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Last edited: Oct 14, 2018
  2. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  3. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  4. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Pretty incredible.
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  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Kevin Harrish on January 16, 2019 at 2:57 pm @kevinish
    © Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

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    Ryan Shazier's recovery so far has been nothing short incredible.

    Just a year after suffering a scary spinal injury that put his ability to even walk in question, Shazier is reportedly jogging unassisted and has posted video of himself doing dead lifts.

    But Shazier doesn't want to stop there, he's still eyeing a return to football, Steelers owner Art Rooney II told multiple reporters.
    It goes without saying that a return to football after an injury like that would be near miraculous, but after what he's already accomplished when some thought he'd never even walk again, I absolutely would not bet against him.
  7. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Nor would I. But I'd hate to see it. Would like nothing more than for Shazier to retire now: healthy and able to lead a normal life.
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    . It doesn't take a doctor to tell us that Ryan Shazier's injury was terrifying and his recovery is miraculous, but I certainly ain't going to turn down a breakdown of the whole situation from a medial expert.

    Brian Sutterer MD from the popular video site does a variety of videos on sports injuries, and this time he took a stab at Shazier's.

    He mostly talks broadly, because he doesn't know the specifics of Shazier's case, but it's good info for a commoner like me nonetheless.

    Dr. Sutterer recognizes a return to the NFL won't be easy, but he's not ruling it out, calling it "reasonable" for Shazier to work towards that goal.

    Something tells me that even if it wasn't reasonable, Shazier would still be working towards that goal.

    Entire article:
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  9. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Steelers place Ryan Shazier on Reserve/PUP list
    By BRYAN DEARDO Apr 29, 12:52 PM

    Ryan Shazier was officially placed on Pittsburgh's Reserve/PUP list for the 2019 season, the team announced on Monday. Steelers GM Kevin Colbert announced earlier this offseason that Shazier would not play in 2019 as he continues to improve following his December 2017 spine injury.

    In March, the team announced that Shazier will have his contract tolled into the 2019 season. This means that Shazier will remain on the team’s roster for the upcoming season and and will be paid for the 2019 season. The Steelers will also provide him with his regular medical insurance.

    “We will continue to support Ryan’s efforts to return to play,” Colbert said last month. “Although he won’t be able to help us on the field in 2019, his leadership, insight, and emotional support have always been very valuable to us, and we look forward to his contributions in our pursuit of a championship.”

    As he has said on numerous occasions over the past year, Shazier once again reiterated his desire to resume his playing career. After a stellar career at Ohio State, Shazier, Pittsburgh's first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, earned Pro Bowl honors in 2016 and in 2017. Shazier was in the running to win the league's Defensive Player of the Year award in 2017 before sustaining his injury.

    “I definitely want to play,” Shazier said earlier this offseason. “I try to tell people at the end of the day, just because I got hurt, doesn’t mean I lost the love of the game of football. I love football so much. I just care about the game. I really feel like the game has taken me places I never expected to go. I am putting everything into it. I feel like I was the best linebacker in the league. I don’t want to leave that as my legacy. I feel like I have so much to show.”

    Shazier has had significant improvement after beginning his outpatient therapy in February of 2018. Shazier, after temporality losing feeling in his legs following his injury, can now job without assistance.

    “Every day I am constantly trying to get better,” Shazier said. “One milestone after the next. I try to make goals for myself constantly, so I always have something to reach for. I have been knocking them off one step at a time.

    “I have been working my tail off. Every day I am grinding.”

    While Shazier will continue to help the Steelers in his new role, Pittsburgh has re-built his position with new players. The team traded up to trade Devin Bush with the 10th overall pick in the draft. They then spent a Day 3 draft pick on former Akron ILB Ulysees Gilbert III. Pittsburgh also signed veteran ILB Mark Barron to a three-year deal back in March.
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  11. Jake

    Jake They took the bar! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    It seems unlikely that he'll ever be cleared to play football again. I'm just glad he's healthy and can lead a normal life after that devastating injury.
  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Former Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier is this year's recipient of the George Halas Award, the Pro Football Writers of America announced Monday.

    The PFWA awards the George Halas Award to "an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed."

    Shazier has become an inspiration to his teammates, other football players and people all over the world over the past year-and-a-half as he has battled his way back from a serious spinal injury he suffered in a Monday Night Football game in December 2017.

    Initially unable to move his legs upon suffering the injury, Shazier has made remarkable progress in his recovery. Among the milestones he has achieved along the way: Walking across the stage at the 2018 NFL draft, box jumping in April and dancing at his wedding in May.

    While Shazier has not been able to return to the football field, he has repeatedly expressed that it is his goal to eventually play again, and he has continued to be an active member of the Pittsburgh Steelers' organization, assisting with coaching and scouting.

    “In my 35 years covering the Steelers, I’ve seen many players overcome much adversity, but never have I seen such determination by a player to overcome what Ryan has and to reach a point, physically and mentally, where he is,” Steelers beat writer Ed Bouchette said in a press release announcing the award. “It's unbelievable how teammates talk about how he has inspired them. (Steelers VP/general manager) Kevin Colbert and (head coach) Mike Tomlin have spoken many times ab

    out what he has meant to the organization, the front office and the players. He has been one big inspiration.

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    Re: Other 2019 nominees for the Halas Award were Steelers running back James Conner, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, recently retired Houston Texans safety Andre Hal and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

    Just sayin': If this was a horse race, here's how far back the others finished behind Shazier for the award (i.e. in overcoming the most adversity):


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