Ryan Shazier walks on stage to announce Steelers draft pick
NEW YORK (WCMH) – Pittsburgh Steelers and former Buckeye Ryan Shazier walked on stage at the NFL draft to announce the Steelers’ first-round pick.
Shazier was met with applause as his fiancée Michelle Rodriguez accompanied him to the podium.
Many on Twitter remarked that seeing Shazier walk on stage brought tears to their eyes.
Shazier sustained a major back injury and underwent surgery on Dec. 6. He called out the name of safety Terrell Edmunds of Virginia Tech.
Shazier, whose future in football is uncertain at best, was introduced by Commissioner Roger Goodell and received strong applause from the fans at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas.