The Steelers linebacker was honored at his alma mater Saturday throughout the Ohio State soccer spring sport.
Shazier, who performed three seasons for the Buckeyes from 2011-13 earlier than being chosen by the Steelers with the No. 15 total decide within the 2014 NFL Draft, served as an honorary captain for the matchup. He drove a golf cart to midfield and stood briefly with out help as he obtained roaring cheers from the gang at Ohio Stadium.
The captains ✊
— Ohio State Soccer (@OhioStateFB) April 14, 2018
— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) April 14, 2018
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 15, 2018
“Each day I am getting lots higher and I will transfer round extra,” Shazier advised ESPN. “I am doing a thousand occasions higher than I used to be in December.”
Shazier, 25, continues to be rehabbing from a critical spinal harm suffered in a Dec. four sport towards the Bengals that required spinal stabilization surgical procedure and left him in a wheelchair. Nonetheless, the harm hasn’t stopped the two-time Professional Bowl participant from attending varied sporting occasions, together with Wednesday’s Stanley Cup playoff sport between the Penguins and Flyers at PPG Paints Enviornment.
Though he will not play in 2018, Steelers normal supervisor Kevin Colbert confirmed there shall be some type of designation for Shazier so he can nonetheless stay part of the staff subsequent season.