Damn, that's impressive! I probably cant do that and I've never had a back injury.
GO BUCKS!!! *ichigan sucks!!!
I was fixin' to say the exact same thing! As a former RN, I am impressed as hell!
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
Unreal, so happy for him! What an inspiration you are Ryan! Keep it going Buckeye!
"I don't apologize for anything. When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes
Man he's got incredible drive. I wish we had him coaching our LB's.
As long as we beat scUM.
Prayers for him and prayers that comes to pass some day! No pun intended.
Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!
Kick ass RDS!
"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine
I'm convinced hes not human, probably needed a new fuel cell or something.
Noon games suck
UV for the "Shia Labeouf is an actual cannibal" reference. One of the weirdest things on YouTube.
"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer
Meyer has had some amazing players when you think of determination and will. Tim Tebow, Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa, Mike Thomas....actually, there are way too many to name.
I can't think of anyone with more will power than Ryan Shazier.
What he has accomplished is nothing short of a miracle.
Thank you Urban Meyer and Gene Smith
Ryan committed to Jim Tressel and the Buckeyes and decommitted from Florida when UFM left Florida. That is some good Karma to end up playing for Meyer eventually who he wanted to play for to begin with.
That is F'n awesome. Thank goodness it was not a bunch of stacked up milk crates at random gym offering cross fit training.
Hey look, we found some some chains and an old tractor tire - let's start a gym!
This man is an absolute Legend!
Shazier continues to impress. Wow!
I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.
I Believe In Ohio State.
WOW! Just wow!
Hell Yeah!!! SHALIEVE!!!
You need to be humble or you will get humbled. - Jocko Willink
The legend lives.
Good for you, RDS.
Chills, man. Chills.
"Man I wish everyone stop saying I beat a kid in the hospital 91-35.... It was 98-35, had 91 with 1:26 left in the 4th"
- Cardale Jones
He's such a beast.
Makes you kinda wonder what would have happened if Ryan was in the 'Shoe when Mayfield tried to plant that rag flag?
Shazier would have planted that flag somewhere, that's for sure
And the Steelers - who I hate - continue to handle this situation with absolute class. Awesome as well.
I was going to post exactly this. Steelers setting a example of how a team should treat it's own.
The Executives in Cleveland and Cincinnati could learn a thing or two...
"Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war."
This is the best story in sports. Everyone is with you Ryan!
Absolutely dislike the Steelers but commend them on taking care of Ryan during his injury. I truly hope that he doesn’t try to play football again. The risk/reward just isn’t worth it.
That's my take too. The Steelers have been gracious, but Ryan should count his blessings. His recovery has been miraculous and he's put 100% into it. But there's a difference between getting healthy vs. being in shape to go hardcore and fast in the NFL. Serious injuries always leave vulnerabilities behind. Ryan needs to be healthy for his family first.
If he's actually able to get back into the type of condition required to play NFL level football, he'd pretty much have to get back on the field. It would be historical. Granted that's a very big "if," even considering his amazing progress.
And if we're only worried about risk/reward, no one should be playing football when it really comes down to it.
Now what's YOUR excuse.... Thanks for inspiring so many Ryan. Lastly... Future coach on staff at THE...
My excuse? I am an old fat guy. Next question?
RDS continues to amaze. What a tremendous human being he is. No one should ever doubt this man. Ever.
Fields of Dreams
Despite his injury, Shazier has expressed a goal of playing in the NFL once again.
I do admire this guy.
I hope that he does not try to play in the NFL again.
In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...
He'll only try if he's physically capable, and if he's physically capable, then why not?
You have to Shalieve after seeing that video!!
Wow, unreal...only except it's Ryan Shazier. So inspiring.
One man's trash, is another man's treasure
Glad to see that strong young man continuing to improve. I hope he's able to one day get back on the field. He deserves to.
Strength equipment is expensive & guarantees you nothing. A strong will is free & will give you everything you need.
Pretty much have to believe this guy can accomplish anything he wants to!
I dunno. I think that he is tempting fate.
Happy for the guy, but I'd take a longer look at the people in my life.
Thanks for the Buckeye career. Now quit spearing people.
Got damn shaziem
Wow. That’s absolutely amazing.
I season my simple food with hunger
Courage & Faith, powerful combination.
"I think Alabama would beat Ohio State if they played next weekend!" Clay Travis Fox Sports Post Championship Show 1.12.2015. Needs no explanation.
Sooooo... how freaking high was he jumping before the injury? And what is typical for an elite athlete? Cause I'd be impressed by that even if he hadn't had a traumatic spinal injury. This is certainly a lesson for us all in grit and will and the benefits of being fit in the first place.
You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.
RDS is driven to return to football, and that drive has taken him farther than I believed possible. I refuse to deny him the goal he is working toward (and I mean a negative comment), so chase your dream and if you recover sufficiently to compete at the highest level and can line up out there without fear, none of us have the right to second guess you. I Shalieve!!!
I work in rehab and I can't even explain how awesome this is!
"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it." Woody Hayes
So great to see! Hope his rehab keeps going great and as always wish him continued success with his health!
Wow... so determined, so inspiring. He was already one of my favorite all-time linebackers, but this makes him just one of my favorite humans.
Not sure if there were words in this article. I went straight to the video and immediately started jumping for joy. Whether this man plays football again or not, does not matter. He's already a winner.