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Ryan Shazier
LB #50
Height:
6-1
Weight:
237
Age:
21
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers in the first round (15th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE CAREER NOTES
Ryan Shazier played in 39 games, starting his final 29 contests at weak-side outside linebacker…recorded 315 tackles (208 solos) with 208 solo hits and 107 assists, as he posted 14 sacks for minus 107 yards, 44.5 stops for losses totaling 172 yards and nine quarterback pressures…returned his only interception 17 yards for a touchdown and deflected 15 other tosses…also caused nine fumbles…NCAA Career-Record Results…among active NCAA FBS players, Shazier ranks eighth in forced fumbles, ninth with 40 solo tackles-for-loss and seventh with 208 solo tackles…his average of 5.36 solo tackles per game is third-best among active players…Big Ten Conference Career-Record Results…his nine forced fumbles tied Jammie Kirlew (2006-09) of Indiana for 10th on the league all-time list…School Career-Record Results…Shazier finished 14th in school history with 315 total tackles…became just the sixth Buckeye to record over 200 solo tackles (208) during a career, joining Chris Spielman (283; 1984-87), Tom Cousineau (259; 1975-78), Marcus Marek (256; 1979-82), Steve Tovar (239; 1989-92) and Mike Doss (228; 1999-2002)…his 44.5 tackles-for-loss rank sixth in OSU annals, topped by Mike Vrabel (66.0; 1993-96), Matt Finkes (59.0; 1993-96), Jason Simmons (56.5; 1990-93), Andy Katzenmoyer (50.0; 1996-98) and Will Smith (45.5; 2000-03)…his fourteen sacks tied Quinn Pitcock (2003-06), John Kacherski (1988-91) and Greg Smith (1989-92) for 17th on the school career chart…holds the school record with nine forced fumbles.

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PRO (0-0/0-0): Drafted by the Steelers in the first round (15th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE: Played in 39 games, starting his final 29 contests at weak-side outside linebacker…recorded 316 tackles (208 solo), posted 14.0 sacks for minus-107 yards, 44.5 TFLs totaling 172 yards and nine quarterback pressures…returned his only interception 17 yards for a touchdown and deflected 15 other passes…also forced nine fumbles…his nine forced fumbles are a school record and are tied for 10th all-time in Big Ten Conference history…his 44.5 TFLs rank sixth in school annals…finished 15th in school history with 316 total tackles…became just the sixth Buckeye to record over 200 solo tackles during a career…his 14.0 sacks are tied for 17th on the school career chart…majored in psychology with a minor in business management. 2013: Started all 13 games…named a team captain…was part of a defense that ranked seventh nationally vs. the run (102.6), 21st in scoring defense (21.3) and 29th in total defense (362.2)…named first-team All-American by The NFL Draft Report, Associated Press, ESPN, Sports Illustrated and USA Today…the Butkus Award finalist and Bednarik and Lott award semifinalist added All-Big Ten Conference first-team honors and was twice named the Lott IMPACT Trophy National Player of the Week, along with tying a Big Ten record with three conference Defensive Player of the Week honors, giving him five for his career…became the 10th Buckeye to lead the team in tackles in consecutive seasons, as his 143 tackles led the league and ranked 10th nationally…his 103 solo tackles are the third-best ever by a Buckeye in a single season, and ranked first in the Big Ten and third in the FBS…also led the Big Ten while finishing sixth in the nation with 22.5 TFLs for 77 yards, including six sacks for minus-36 yards…credited with six quarterback pressures, four pass deflections and four forced fumbles…registered at least 10 tackles in seven games and had at least one TFL in all but two games…in a four-game stretch, he registered 62 tackles, the most in school annals over that span. 2012: Earned second-team All-American accolades from The NFL Draft Report and honorable mention from Sports Illustrated, as the All-Big Ten Conference first-team choice started all 12 games at weak-side linebacker…led the team with 115 tackles (70 solo), ranking second in the league with an average of 9.58 hits per game…made five sacks for minus-47 yards, a team-high 17.0 TFLs for 78 yards and three quarterback pressures…his average of 1.42 stops-for-loss per game led the Big Ten and ranked 17th nationally…deflected 11 passes and had one interception, which he returned 17 yards for a touchdown…produced at least 10 tackles in six contests…added three forced fumbles. 2011: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, starting the final three contests at weak-side linebacker…finished sixth on the team with 57 tackles (37 solo), the most by a first-year Buckeye since 1996…had three sacks for minus-14 yards, five TFLs for 17 yards and two forced fumbles.

PERSONAL: Attended Plantation High School (Pompano Beach, Fla.), playing football for head coach Steve Davis…the All-State outside linebacker was rated a four-star prospect and regarded as the 14th-best linebacker in the nation, earning the 42nd spot on the Florida Top-100 list compiled by Rivals.comScout.com considered him to be the fifth-best outside linebacker in the prep ranks and also took notice of his skills playing defensive end and tight end during his high school days…as a senior, registered 87 tackles, recording 19.5 sacks with four forced fumbles and four blocked kicks…named Broward County’s Most Outstanding Player…ended his career as the school’s record-holder with 38.5 sacks…the All-State pick ended his prep career by suiting up once more for the Under Armor All-American Game…as a junior, recorded 87 tackles that included 19.0  sacks and 28.5 TFLs…also caused two fumbles, recovered two others, including one that he returned for a touchdown, and blocked one kick…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…father is the Miami Dolphins’ chaplain…Full name: Ryan Dean Shazier.  

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