Ryan Shazier Gets Married and Showcases His Miraculous Recovery By Dancing at His Reception

By 11W Staff on May 4, 2019 at 1:50 pm
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In December, 2017, doctors weren't optimistic about Ryan Shazier's chances of ever walking again after suffering a spinal injury in Pittsburgh's matchup against Cincinnati.

Less than a year-and-a-half later, he was dancing at his own wedding.

The former Ohio State linebacker got married on Friday, and video from the wedding shows him dancing with his new wife, Michelle.

His progression truly is inspiring. From videos showing him taking assisted steps to doing full-blown workouts, Shazier's recovery has amazed fans and doctors alike.

He hasn't given up on his dream to play in the NFL again. Pittsburgh is keeping Shazier on its roster in 2019, and he's working hard to get back on the field, according to Steelers.com.

"I definitely want to play. I try to tell people at the end of the day, just because I got hurt, doesn’t mean I lost the love of the game of football. I love football so much. I just care about the game. I really feel like the game has taken me places I never expected to go. I am putting my everything into it. I feel like I was the best linebacker in the league. I don’t want to leave that as my legacy. I feel like I have so much to show."

Even though he's still a long way from suiting up for the Steelers, dancing with his wife at their wedding was a remarkable milestone.

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