The best postgame scene from the Pittsburgh Steelers’ victory against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night was probably that of a smiling Ryan Shazier.
Shazier’s fiancee, Michelle, shared a video on social media of her husband whooping it up with his Steeler teammates via FaceTime as the linebacker recovers from a serious spinal injury at a Pittsburgh hospital.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 11, 2017
The Steelers clinched the AFC North with the victory and could take a huge step in securing home-field advantage throughout the conference playoffs if they defeat the New England Patriots on Dec. 17.
At the end of Sunday’s game, Ben Roethlisberger walked off the field holding Shazier’s No. 50 jersey. Linebacker James Harrison warmed up shirtless during the pregame, something Shazier did routinely. Teammates also wore custom designed cleats honoring Shazier’s recovery efforts.
Steelers who had Shazier cleats made for pregame: Vince Williams, Sean Davis, Stephon Tuitt, Cam Heyward, Arthur Moats, Tyson Alualu, Mike Hilton, T.J. Watt, Javon Hargrave, William Gay, Bud Dupree, Robert golden, Roosevelt Nix, Anthony Chickillo, and Antonio Brown pic.twitter.com/fSbMGkfnUj
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 11, 2017
Some 20-odd #Steelers have these cleats on tonight, in honor of their teammate Ryan Shazier. They're warming up in them and if allowed, they'll wear them against the #Ravens. pic.twitter.com/kYN6qQHMyz
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) December 11, 2017