Tennessee Titans name ex-LB Tim Shaw, battling ALS, captain

September 4, 2017 - als

5:15 PM ET

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans announced their 2017 group captains with 5 of a team’s biggest leaders and one special warn member, former linebacker Tim Shaw.

The further of Shaw signifies a purpose his participation and quarrel opposite Lou Gehrig’s illness (amyotrophic parallel sclerosis) has on a Titans locker room. Shaw stays a unchanging around a Titans trickery during training camp, home and divided games. He’s giving motivational speeches to a group as well.

“It is genuine special for Tim to be with us,” linebacker Wesley Woodyard, one of a Titans’ other captains, told a group website. “Nobody knows how many days we have on this earth, and him battling ALS, it shows a bravery he has to keep going on. It is extraordinary to have him around, and we delight him.”

Shaw played 3 seasons with a Titans from 2010 to ’12 and was a special-teams captain for his final dual seasons in Tennessee. He announced that he has ALS in 2014 during an Ice Bucket Challenge video.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota, parsimonious finish Delanie Walker, linebacker Brian Orakpo, defensive lineman Jurrell Casey were a other Titans named group captains Monday.

source ⦿ http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20579695/tennessee-titans-name-ex-lb-tim-shaw-battling-als-captain

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