Pittsburgh LB Ryan Shazier to Honor Steelers Greats on Cleats vs. Patriots

Thomas DuffyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2017

Pittsburgh linebacker Ryan Shazier is calling on the ghosts of Steelers past heading into Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots.

Featured on his cleats are Troy Polamalu, Joe Greene, Jerome Bettis, Brett Keisel, Hines Ward and Mel Blount, among others.

Shazier, in just his third year in the NFL, has emerged as one of Pittsburgh's more lethal defenders. And his cleat game has been strong in recent weeks:

Shazier and the Steelers defense will look to make life hard for Tom Brady when they visit Gillette Stadium at 6:40 p.m. ET.