The 2018 NFL Draft delivered an incredible moment thanks to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who is currently recovering from a serious spinal injury. Shazier, who was temporarily paralyzed, appeared at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and walked to the stage under his own power alongside his fiancee to announce the team’s first-round pick.
Shazier was met with a thunderous applause.
Check out the heartwarming and inspirational moment below:
Ryan Shazier walks onstage with his fiance to announce the Steelers pick pic.twitter.com/UQwOPd3kLh
— That Dude (@cjzer0) April 27, 2018
When the announcement was made, the Steelers chose Virginia Tech defensive back Terrell Edmunds with the No. 28 overall pick.
Edmunds’ brother, Tremaine Edmunds, was selected with the No. 16 overall pick by the Buffalo Bills, making it the first time in NFL history that two brothers have gone in the first round of the same draft.
From ESPN Stats & Info:
Tremaine Edmunds was taken 16th by the Bills. Terrell Edmunds was just selected at No. 28 by the Steelers.
@EliasSports confirms that this is the first time brothers have gone in the first round of the same NFL Draft.
Shazier is currently recovering from a spinal contusion suffered in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals last season. Since the injury, with left him without feeling in his legs, the linebacker has been making positive progress and has even begun walking with assistance.
The 2018 NFL Draft resumes on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. ET on the NFL Network and ESPN.