Ryan Shazier

Ryan Shazier is still a long way from being able to fulfill his dream of playing in the NFL again following his devastating spinal injury in 2017.

That hasn’t stopped the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker from making a remarkable recovery that has included some incredible milestones. One such event took place on Sunday ahead of the team’s preseason matchup against Tennessee.

Shazier was on the field with his teammates playing catch.

He even looked a little bit spry on one of the passes that came his way, leaning over on one leg.

Shazier may never play again. Yet his desire to do so has never wavered, and the Steelers have done everything in their power to help him financially as he continues to pursue the dream.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.