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.
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.
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.
Playoffs... HERE WE GO. #BurghProud https://t.co/Ro4JhsGVlw
Continued success to Ryan on his recovery. #SHALIEVE