Ex-Titans, Penn St. LB Shaw says he has ALS
Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw announced he has ALS.
In a 25-second video posted Tuesday on the Titans' web site, the 30-year-old former Penn State player reveals he was recently diagnosed with ALS and pours a bucket of ice water on his head as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness to battle the disease.
“I'm here today to stand up and fight with all of you against this disease,” Shaw says in the video.
Before entering the NFL, Shaw started 32 games at Penn State, where he played running back, middle linebacker, outside linebacker and defensive end.
Shaw was drafted in the fifth round by the Panthers in 2007. He spent his NFL career with the Panthers (2007), Jaguars (2008), Bears (2009) and Titans (2010-12). He played in 80 career games.
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