Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier announces birth of son

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier announces birth of son

Lyon Carter Shazier (Photo courtesy of Ryan Shazier/Instagram)

Ryan Shazier has adopted the lion as his spirit animal throughout his recovery from a serious spinal injury, posting images of the King of the Jungle to inspire himself and others.

Now the Steelers linebacker is the proud papa of a Lyon.

Shazier and his fiancee, Michelle Rodriguez, welcomed Lyon Carter Shazier to the world just after midnight on Sunday, according to Shazier's Instagram account.

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The baby boy and his mother both appeared to be doing well.

Shazier has a son, Ryan Jr., from a previous relationship.

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