Former Buckeye great Ryan Shazier officially a graduate of Ohio State
Ryan Shazier is officially a graduate of Ohio State University.
On Friday, Shazier announced that he has officially earned his degree from the school. He spent three years in Columbus and was a member of the football program from 2011-13. He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season and was a 1st round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Shazier was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the No. 15 overall pick. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and recorded 299 tackles with 7 sacks, 7 interceptions, 7 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries in 4 seasons in the professional ranks. But Shazier’s career ended early after sustaining a severe spinal injury during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in December 2017.
“Proud grad of Ohio State now,” Shazier wrote on Twitter.
Proud grad of Ohio state now. https://t.co/vgkBpEjn2G
— Ryan Shazier (@RyanShazier) December 18, 2020
In three seasons at Ohio State, Shazier piled up 317 tackles which includes 45.5 tackles for loss. He was also credited with 15 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 4 pass break-ups and an interception during his time in Columbus. Shazier was a 1st-team All-B1G and All-American selection following the 2013 college football season.
Now, along with the long list of accomplishments on the field, Shazier can add a college degree from Ohio State to his incredible list of achievements. It’s really cool for the former Buckeye.