Ryan Shazier Recipient Of 2019 George Halas Award

The award is given out to the player who 'overcomes the most adversity to succeed'

Andrew Limberg
June 03, 2019 - 1:49 pm
Steelers LB Ryan Shazier updates his health status

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is the recipient of the 2019 George Halas Award by the Pro Football Writers of America.

The award is given out to the player, coach or staff member who “overcomes the most adversity to succeed”.

Shazier has been unable to play since he suffered a spinal injury in Week 13 of the 2017 season that left him temporarily paralyzed.

Since then Shazier has been working toward one day playing again. Last month he danced at his wedding.

Shazier is the first Steeler to receive the award since John Stallworth in 1985. Rocky Bleier got it in 1975.

Shazier will spend the 2019 season on the team's PUP list

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