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Inspired By Bryant, Shazier Dominates

Ohio State junior linebacker Ryan Shazier has seen an increase in his dominant play since switching over to Christian Bryant's No. 2 jersey. Over the past six games, Shazier has amassed 71 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks, while also garnering back-to-back Big Ten defensive player of the week honors for his play in the wins against Illinois and Indiana.

In a game filled with tough players, one of the most hard-hitting athletes to don the scarlet and gray is also among Ohio State's most emotional. While junior linebacker Ryan Shazier speaks calmly – often flatly – in interviews, the words themselves paint a picture of a player heavily invested in the program for which he plays. With rising draft stock, Shazier has avoided any talk of the chances... Recommended Stories

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