If you've ever watched the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, you probably know who Mark Gorscak is.
A longtime scout for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Gorscak's annual claim to fame is serving as the starter for the 40 – the combine's most-hyped event – each year.
Gorscak typically wears standard-issue Steelers apparel while working the combine each year. When the linebackers run through their 40s on Sunday afternoon, however, Gorscak will be wearing a SHALIEVE shirt in honor of former Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is continuing to recover after suffering a spinal cord injury while playing for the Steelers in December.
Steelers scout Mark Gorscak, who does a great job running the 40 at the #NFLCombine, will honor @RyanShazier when the LBs appear this afternoon by wearing a SHALIEVE shirt. Tune in to @nflnetwork if you want to see it. pic.twitter.com/cdAZMKgrfv
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) March 4, 2018
"I wanted to do something to bring attention to his cause," Gorscak told Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The linebackers, including Ohio State's Jerome Baker and Chris Worley, are scheduling to run their 40s early this afternoon. Baker said Saturday that he has his sights set on breaking the record, which stands at 4.41 seconds (since electronic timing was first used in 2000), for a linebacker 40-yard dash at the combine.