Know About Ryan Shazier; Injury, Update, Hit, Contract, Age, Partner

Published Date: 09 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 09 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

A daunting back injury sustained in late 2017 is what keeps American football linebacker Ryan Shazier still out of NFL action. Thankfully, the latest update flashes that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ player is progressing well.

Ryan Shazier laid out a perfect college career before jumping into the National Football League platform. Since his association with the Steelers, the talented linebacker has garnered massive professional fame. Apart from that, the athlete is personally blessed with the sound company of his partner.

Short Bio: Age, Height

Born to Vernon Shazier and Shawn Shazier on 6 September 1992, Ryan, age 26, comes with the birth name, Ryan Dean Shazier. He hails from Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, U.S.

6 feet and 1 inch (1.85 m) tall in height, Ryan attended the Florida-based high school called Plantation High School after completing his basic education at an elementary school in Florida. Following that, he enrolled at Ohio State University and commenced his amateur football career.

Career Stats, Contract

NFL fans saw the first glimpse Ryan Shazier after he joined Pittsburgh Steelers as the 15th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Later on 5 June 2014, he signed a fully guaranteed four-year contract worth $9.50 Million with the Steelers which included a signing bonus of $5.23 Million.

Ryan recorded six total tackles in his professional debut game against the Cleveland Browns during his team’s home opener. Meanwhile, he kicked off 2015 season with five solo tackles and two assists against the New England Patriots.

To this point, the NFL players stats read at 202 solo tackles and 97 assisted tackles (299 combined) from 46 career games.

Injury Update

As the Steelers picked up the fifth-year option on his contract on 24 April 2017, the linebacker faced severe injury at the end of the year.

It was on 4 December 2017 when Ryan sustained a severe back injury after a head-on tackle during a Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The deadly hit left Ryan unable to move his legs and was immediately rushed to the hospital. The doctor reports revealed that he sustained a spinal contusion.

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Watch Ryan Shazier’s progress from daunting injury (Video: Ryan’s Instagram)

Later on December 7, Ryan went through a spinal stabilization surgery. However, the severe injury left him out of the 2018 season. On 30 November 2018, he was seen jogging for the first time since his surgery and as of now, the athlete is meeting massive improvement in his health.

Who Is Ryan Shazier’s Partner?

Ryan Shazier shares a romantic bliss with his soon-to-be wife partner, Michelle Rodriguez. Born on 12 August 1992, Michelle is a special education teacher and the supportive soul mate of NFL linebacker. The couple share a relationship bond for a long time and seem to be a few clicks away from walking down the aisle together.


Ryan Shazier with his partner Michelle Rodriguez on 17 March 2019 (Picture: Ryan’s Instagram)

Ryan and Michelle are the proud parents of their son named Lyon Carter Shazier born in January 2019. Apart from that, the former has another son named Ryan Jr. from his previous relationship with an Ohio-based nail stylist, Tonika Maria.

Some Interesting Facts About Ryan Shazier

  • Ryan has alopecia, which is the condition that prevents the growth of hair on the body.
  • He finished his college career with 317 combined tackles and 210 solo tackles from 39 matches.
  • Ryan’s NFL career highlights include 2x Pro Bowl (2016, 2017), First-team All-American (2013), and First-team All-Big Ten (2013).  
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