Ryan Shazier is a former National Football League linebacker.The Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He formerly played collegiate football for Ohio State University. He spent his whole career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, however his career was cut short in December 2017 after he suffered a spinal contusion. The Steelers placed him on the reserve list in March 2020.
Ryan Dean Shazier was born on September 6, 1992, in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Shawn Shazier and Vernon Shazier are his parents. Ryan was born and raised in a household of two children, one of them being Vernon, his younger brother. He graduated from Plantation High School in Florida and moved on to Ohio State University to further his education. Ryan has alopecia, which is a disorder that hinders the growth of hair on the body. Throughout his childhood, he was mocked and taunted because of his disability. His hair began to regrow suddenly, and he began writing about his experiences with the disease at that time.
A successful professional career Ryan Shazier began his career in college. He signed a letter of intent to play for Urban Meyer, the Gators’ head coach. He started three games as a freshman and appeared in every regular season game. In 2012, he started all 12 regular-season games for Ohio State and had an outstanding season. He concluded the season as the team’s tackle leader with 17 and was ranked second in the league. He skipped his final year of college in order to pursue the 2014 NFL Draft. He was chosen by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, as the 15th overall pick. After Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr, he was named the third linebacker.The Steelers inked him to a four-year contract worth $9.50 million with a $5.23 million bonus. He made his club debut in a game against the Cleveland Browns, making six total tackles and a pass deflection. After suffering a knee injury in Weeks 4-7 of the season, he was unable to play. Following his comeback, he had another injury, which forced him to miss many more games. He started the 2015 season as a starting linebacker, and in his first game, he scored five individual touchdowns. He was out for the most of the season due to a shoulder injury.In April of this year, his contract was extended, and he began the season as the left inside linebacker. The season turned out to be his finest ever, and it all started in a game against the Cleveland Browns, when he set a new career high with 11 solo tackles. Ryan had a major back injury on December 4, 2017, which changed the course of his career. The injuries occurred following a head-on collision, rendering his legs immobile. He underwent surgery to stabilize his spine, but he never returned to the game. In March 2020, the Steelers placed him on the retired list.
Ryan is married to Michelle Rodriguez, with whom he shares a son. The couple’s baby was born in January 2019, only two months before they married in March of same year. This was seventeen months after Ryan’s professional American football career was cut short due to a spine injury. Ryan has a second child from a prior relationship with an unidentified lady. J Ryan had a spine injury in December 2017 that doctors believed would render him immobile. He had surgery to stabilize his spine, but he was unable to return to his previous lifestyle. On April 26, 2018, he and his fiancee, Michelle Rodriguez, entered AT&T Stadium.
Ryan Shazier, who was born on September 6, 1992, is 29 years old today, January 24, 2022. He stands 1.85 tall and weighs 104 kg.
Prior to the accident, Ryan had a promising future as a professional American football player. As of January 2022, he has accumulated a net worth of $12 million. His salary was $473,000, which considerably increased his worth. Another source of money for him was sponsorships from well-known businesses. His professional career began in 2014 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and ended abruptly in 2017 due to a serious injury. During his time with the squad, he made a significant impact by displaying his incredible skills in every game.