Scout Premium Content

Inspired By Bryant, Shazier Dominates

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...

BuckeyeSports.com Recommended Stories