Ryan Shazier is an American former professional football linebacker. He played college football for the Ohio State Buckeye football. He then finished his college career with 325 tackles, 208 solo tackles, and 14.5 sacks. In 2014, Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the NFL Draft.
Initially, in his professional career, he had a successful few seasons in the league including the 2016 Pro Bowl. He had his spinal stabilization surgery while playing against the Cinncinati Bengals in 2017 in attempting to make a head-first tackle. After that, he spent his two years of career on the Steelers’ physically unable to perform list. Then he placed Shazier on the reserve/retire list in March 2020 and later announced his retirement in September 2020.
Caption: The former linebacker from the Pittsburg Steelers, Ryan Shazier
Ryan Shazier: Bio, Family, Education
The retired pro-footballer was born on 6 September 1992 in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, the United States. He is the son of Vernon Shazier and his mother Shawn Shazier. Other than this, there is no information on his siblings. Regarding his education, he completed his schooling at Plantation High School in Florida.
Ryan Shazier: Career & Life Achievements
He started his college play committed under the football coach Jim Tressel at Ohio State. Later, Jim resigned five months later and replaced by Urban Meyer whom he initially committed to play under at Florida. He played every season in his true freshman year and ended his season with 57 tackles, 5 tackles for a loss, 3 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.
He played for Ohio State till the year 2013 and announced to forgo his senior year season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers selected him in the first round with the 15th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Additionally, NFLDraftScout.com ranked him the third-best outside linebacker and 19th best prospect. The veteran player’s game-play career came to halt due to his spinal injury after a head-on tackle against the match with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Ryan Shazier: Personal Life & Wife
His followers must be wondering about his personal life which he has been maintaining from the media. Being a celebrity, you can’t avoid the limelight of how much you try to hide. Further, he has married his longtime girlfriend turned fiance, Michelle Rodriguez. Michelle herself was an aspiring athlete who played basketball throughout her student life.
Furthermore, she played varsity basketball at Wagner High and rated one of the top 15 players in her senior high school days. Also, she played 27 games from 2010 to 2012 after joining the University of Texas at Arlington. After her graduation, she became a special education teacher till the year 2016, and no information on her further career.
However, the couple married on 3 May 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania attended by guests including Sofia Vergara and Joe Mangianello. The duo began to date in the year 2012 and engaged in 2016. The couple together welcomed their first child son Lyon on 6 January 2019. Also, Ryan has a son named Ryan Jr. from his previous relationship with Tonika Marie.
Caption: Ryan Shazier and wife Michelle Rodriguez
Ryan Shazier: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The American football player has earned a hefty amount from his career. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at around $4 million. Further, he had signed a 4-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers with a $5,234,336 signing bonus and $9,507,212 guaranteed including an average annual salary of $2,376,803. The steelers former player has kept his Fox Chapel home on sale with the tag price of $2.95 million.
He is highly over different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Instagram, he has an account @shazier with 840k followers. He has a Twitter account @RyanShazier with 388.8k followers. On Facebook, he goes by the handle @RyanShazier with 134k followers.
Ryan Shazier: Body Measurements
The linebacker has an athletic body build that stands to a height of 6 feet 1 inch or 1.85 meters. His strong body weighs around 104 kg with unknown body measurements of chest, waist, and biceps. He has a bald head with dark brown eyes color.
Read about Nick Buoniconti, Owen Conflenti, Xavi Simons, Cordell Broadus