Placed on the Steelers' Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List on May 2, 2018…placed on Pittsburgh's Reserve/Injured List on December 12, 2017…originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (15th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
- Earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2017.
- Selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in 2016.
PRO (46-41/6-5): Placed on the Steelers' Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List on April 29, 2019…placed on the Steelers' Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List on May 2, 2018…placed on Pittsburgh's Reserve/Injured List on December 12, 2017…originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (15th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
2018 (0-0/0-0) Spent the entire 2018 season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List.
2017 (12-12/0-0): Started each of his 12 games played before suffering a season-ending injury at Cincinnati (December 4)…was tied for the most interceptions among AFC linebackers (3) and tied for second among AFC defensive players in solo tackles (68) through the first 12 weeks of the regular-season, and his 11 passes defensed lead all NFL linebackers.
- 9/10 at Cleveland: Led the Steelers with 7 tackles (4 solo) and added a quarterback hit.
- 9/24 at Chicago: Totaled a game-high 11 tackles, all solo, with a TFL, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery…his 11 tackles matched a single-game career best (September 20, 2015 vs. San Francisco).
- 10/1 at Baltimore: Led the defense with 11 stops (10 solo), along with a TFL, one interception and a single-game career-high of four passes defensed.
- 10/8 vs. Jacksonville: Hauled in an interception, along with 8 tackles (5 solo).
- 10/22 vs. Cincinnati: Led the Steelers and tied for the game-high with 8 tackles (5 solo), including one TFL.
- 11/2 at Indianapolis: Totaled 5 tackles, all solo, and picked off Colts QB Jacoby Brissett in the fourth quarter to mark his third interception of the season and matching his single-season career high set in 2016.
- 11/16 vs. Tennessee: Posted his eighth career regular-season game with at least 10 tackles, compiling a team-best 10 stops (5 solo).
- 12/4 at Cincinnati: Left the game in the first quarter with a back injury and did not return.
2016 (13-12/3-3): Played in 13 games with 12 starts during the regular season… inactive Weeks 4-6 due to a right knee injury…tied for the team lead with three interceptions during the regular season…finished second on the team in tackles (87) during the regular season…started all three postseason games…was the only Steeler to record an interception during the postseason, as he led the team with two.
- 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.
- 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.
- 12/11 at Buffalo: Sacked QB Tyrod Taylor…led the team in tackles with eight.
- 12/18 at Cincinnati: Tied his single-season career high with 3.5 sacks on the season (2015).
- 12/25 vs. Baltimore: Picked off QB Joe Flacco on the final play of the game…marked his second interception of the season, a new single-season career high.
- 1/1 vs. Cleveland: Recorded his third interception of the season in the second quarter…his three interceptions on the season set a career-high.
- AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 vs. Miami: Picked off QB Matt Moore for his first career postseason interception.
- AFC Divisional Playoff 1/15 at Kansas City: Picked off QB Alex Smith, extending his streak of consecutive games (regular season included) with an interception to four games…became the first Steeler since Ike Taylor (2006-08) to record an interception in back-to-back playoff games and the first Steelers' linebacker to record an interception in consecutive postseason games since Levon Kirkland (1998).
2015 (12-12/2-2): Made 12 regular-season 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)…started both postseason contests, as he led the team in tackles (20), forced fumbles (2) and pass breakups (2) during the postseason.
- 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…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).
- 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…has two sons, RJ and Lyon…married to wife, Michelle, in May of 2019…Full name: Ryan Dean Shazier.