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Watch Ryan Shazier walk out of the tunnel with the linebackers at Steelers Family Fest

The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding their now annual Family Fest practice tonight, and those in attendance received a special treat at the start.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had their annual Family Fest practice at Heinz Field Sunday night, and those who were in attendance were given a special treat when the public address announcer didn’t just name off all of the linebackers, but also No. 50 Ryan Shazier.

Shazier walked out of the tunnel with his teammates, without assistance and again without his cane. Check out what turned out to be a really cool moment...

While the above videos don’t give a truly great representation of Shazier’s current status, the video below by’s Teresa Varley shows just how far Shazier has come since that fateful night in Cincinnati.

While his gait is far from normal, it is as close to normal as it has been since he was partially paralyzed on Monday Night Football.

To think about how far Shazier has come, from paralysis in December to walking onto the field with his teammates in August is downright amazing. At this point the discussion shouldn’t be the future for Shazier, but celebrating his current accomplishments.