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Ryan Shazier
LB #50
Height:
6-1
Weight:
230
Age:
24
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
56
SCK
1.5
FF
3
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 179 113 66 5.0 0 10 2 0 -- 0 0 5 2
2016 PIT 9 8 56 34 22 1.5 -- 5 1 0 -- 0 0 3 1
2015 PIT 12 12 87 55 32 3.5 -- 4 1 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2014 PIT 9 5 36 24 12 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @WAS W 38-16 6 5 1 0.0 -- 2 1 0 -- 0 0 1 --
2 CIN W 24-16 12 6 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @PHI L 3-34 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 KC W 43-14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 NYJ W 31-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @MIA L 15-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 NE L 16-27 2 0 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @BAL L 14-21 9 6 3 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
10 DAL L 30-35 9 4 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
11 @CLE W 24-9 7 6 1 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
12 @IND W 28-7 6 3 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 NYG W 24-14 3 3 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

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PRO (30-25/3-2): Drafted by the Steelers in the first round (15th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

2016 (9-8): Returned to action 10/23 at New England…inactive due to a right knee injury 10/2 vs. Kansas City, 10/9 vs. N.Y. Jets and 10/16 at Miami.

  • 9/12 at Washington: Recorded his second career interception and third career forced fumble…left the game in the fourth quarter with a right knee injury and did not return.
  • 9/18 vs. Cincinnati: Led the team with 11 tackles.
  • 9/25 at Philadelphia: Re-injured his right knee in the first quarter and missed some snaps.
  • 11/6 at Baltimore: Split a sack with LB Anthony Chickillo…tied for the team lead with nine tackles…added one forced fumble.
  • 11/13 vs. Dallas: Recovered a fumble that was forced by Chickillo…led the team with nine tackles.
  • 11/20 at Cleveland: Forced a fumble on a sack of QB Josh McCown, which was recovered in the endzone by NT Javon Hargrave…marked his third forced fumble on the season, a new single-season career-high.

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PRO (30-25/3-2): Drafted by the Steelers in the first round (15th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

2016 (9-8): Returned to action 10/23 at New England…inactive due to a right knee injury 10/2 vs. Kansas City, 10/9 vs. N.Y. Jets and 10/16 at Miami.

  • 9/12 at Washington: Recorded his second career interception and third career forced fumble…left the game in the fourth quarter with a right knee injury and did not return.
  • 9/18 vs. Cincinnati: Led the team with 11 tackles.
  • 9/25 at Philadelphia: Re-injured his right knee in the first quarter and missed some snaps.
  • 11/6 at Baltimore: Split a sack with LB Anthony Chickillo…tied for the team lead with nine tackles…added one forced fumble.
  • 11/13 vs. Dallas: Recovered a fumble that was forced by Chickillo…led the team with nine tackles.
  • 11/20 at Cleveland: Forced a fumble on a sack of QB Josh McCown, which was recovered in the endzone by NT Javon Hargrave…marked his third forced fumble on the season, a new single-season career-high.

2015 (12-12/2-2): Made 12 regular-season starts to go along with two postseason starts…inactive Weeks 3-6 due to a right shoulder injury during the regular season…finished second on the team with a single-season career-high 87 tackles…also contributed career bests during the regular season in sacks (3.5), passes defensed (4) and forced fumbles (2)…led the team in tackles (20), forced fumbles (2) and pass breakups (2) in the postseason.

  • 9/10 at New England: Led the linebackers with seven tackles.
  • 9/20 vs. San Francisco: Set a single-game career-high with 15 tackles…added his first career sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery…left the game in the fourth quarter due to a right shoulder injury and did not return.
  • 10/25 at Kansas City: Returned to the starting lineup after missing four games due to a right shoulder injury…recorded a half-sack.
  • 11/1 vs. Cincinnati: Split a half-sack with LB Jarvis Jones…tied for the team lead with eight tackles.
  • 11/8 vs. Oakland: Forced a fumble.
  • 11/15 vs. Cleveland: Sacked QB Johnny Manziel in the third quarter.
  • 11/29 at Seattle: Left the game in the second quarter due to a concussion and did not return.
  • 12/20 vs. Denver: Recorded his first career interception in the fourth quarter.
  • 12/27 at Baltimore: Led the team with 13 tackles.
  • 1/3 at Cleveland: Split a half-sack with LB Lawrence Timmons.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/9 at Cincinnati: Led the defense with a single-game playoff high 13 tackles…added his first career postseason forced fumble (finishing with two forced fumbles) and his first career postseason fumble recovery.

2014 (9-5/1-0): Saw action in nine games with five starts during the regular season as a rookie…inactive due to a right knee injury Weeks 4-7…inactive due to a right ankle injury Weeks 10, 11 and 13…recorded one special teams tackle during the regular season 12/28 vs. Cincinnati…made his postseason debut in the AFC Wild Card Game vs. Baltimore.

  • 9/7 vs. Cleveland: Became the first rookie LB to start on Kickoff Weekend for the Steelers since 2001 (Kendrell Bell)…became the first rookie to start a season opener under defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau since 2004...totaled six tackles and one pass breakup.
  • 9/11 at Baltimore: Totaled a team-high 11 tackles.
  • 9/21 at Carolina: Left the game in the third quarter with a right knee injury and did not return.
  • 11/2 vs. Baltimore: Left the game in the second quarter due to a right ankle injury and did not return.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/3 vs. Baltimore: Totaled three tackles on defense and one on special teams.       

COLLEGE: Played in 39 games, starting his final 29 contests at weak-side outside linebacker for Ohio State (2011-13)…recorded 316 tackles, 44.5 TFLs, 14.0 sacks and nine quarterback pressures…returned his only interception 17 yards for a touchdown and deflected 15 other passes…also forced nine fumbles…at the time he left Ohio State, his nine forced fumbles were a school record and are tied for 10th all-time in Big Ten Conference history, and his 44.5 TFLs ranked sixth in school annals…in 2013, earned All-Big Ten Conference first team honors, to go along with being named first-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the USA Today…earned All-Big Ten Conference first team honors and second-team All-American accolades from The NFL Draft Report and honorable mention from Sports Illustrated in 2012…as a freshman in 2011, totaled 57 tackles, the most in school history by a freshman since 1996…majored in psychology with a minor in business management.

PERSONAL: Attended Plantation High School (Pompano Beach, Fla.)…the all-state outside linebacker registered 87 tackles, 19.5 sacks with four forced fumbles and four blocked kicks as a senior…named Broward County’s Most Outstanding Player as a senior…ended his career as the school’s record-holder with 38.5 sacks…ended his prep career by suiting up once more for the Under Armor All-American Game…as a junior, recorded 87 tackles that included 28.5 TFLs and 19.0 sacks…also caused two fumbles, recovered two others, including one that he returned for a touchdown, and blocked one kick as a junior…that performance earned him second-team Class 6A all-state honors, along with being named All-Broward County first team by the Miami Herald…son of Vernon and Shawn Shazier…Full name: Ryan Dean Shazier.