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Steelers’ Ryan Shazier Continues Comeback, Spreads Love At Ohio St.

On December 4th of 2017, Heinz field went silent as Steelers' All Pro linebacker Ryan Shazier lay on the field grabbing his back after a brutal hit against the Bengals.

On December 4th of 2017, Heinz field went silent as Steelers’ All Pro linebacker Ryan Shazier lay on the field grabbing his back after a brutal hit against the Bengals.

Everyone thought the worst as he was carted off of the field, but hope and belief started immediately through positive messages from friends and family, the hashtag #Shalieve becoming the rallying call for Shazier’s recover process. Over the next four months, Shazier continued to make amazing progress, waving his arms and taking steps on his own. 

Ryan Shazier on Twitter

I’ve trusted God all my life. My family, friends and fans know that my faith was tested recently more than ever. I’m delighted to say my love for God has only grown through this trial and I’m trusting God and that all things work together for his good. https://t.co/ag9pQmgTc1

Yesterday the former Buckeyes’ star went back to Ohio State for the annual Spring game and hyped up the crowd while also proving that he was on the right track to recovery.


Big Ten Network on Twitter

It’ll be tough to top this @B1Gfootball spring moment. So great to see former @OhioStateFB star LB @RyanShazier back in Columbus. https://t.co/LFGdVFpzEy


The positive vibes of #SHALIEVE made an appearance a few days before the game in Columbus as Shazier was back in Pittsburgh Wednesday night to get the crowd hyped up for the Penguins first game in the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Bruins.

Pittsburgh Penguins on Twitter

Playoffs… HERE WE GO. #BurghProud https://t.co/Ro4JhsGVlw

Continued success to Ryan on his recovery. #SHALIEVE