Former Penn State Linebacker Tim Shaw Announces he has ALS
Penn Stater and recently retired Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw announced today that he suffers from ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Shaw, who is 30 years old, made his condition public Tuesday by means of a video posted on the Titans website.
In the video Shaw vows “to stand up and fight with all of you against this disease.” He then raised a bucket of ice water above his head and dumped it over his body, accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge that has spread throughout social media the past few weeks.
After soaking himself with the water, Shaw challenged “the Tennessee Titans organization, James Franklin and the Penn State football team and my Clarenceville community” to complete the challenge or donate to ALS research.
Shaw played six seasons in the NFL, after being drafted in the fifth round by the Carolina Panthers. Shaw retired last season after being released by the Titans. At Penn State, Shaw was a 2006 academic All-American.
We wish Shaw and those close to him the best in his fight against this deadly disease. To donate, refer to the ALS Association.
Your ad blocker is on.
Please choose an option below.
Purchase a Subscription!
About the Author
Big Ten Announces Penn State Football’s Conference Opponents For 2024 & 2025
The conference will scrap its east and west divisions beginning in 2024 and implement protected rivalries.
UNC Guard D’Marco Dunn Commits To Penn State Hoops
Dunn will arrive in Happy Valley with two years of eligibility remaining.
NIL Collectives Lions Legacy Club & Success With Honor Announce Merger
“It was imperative for these two powerful collectives to join forces to provide a large breadth of NIL opportunities for student-athletes in all 31 of our sports programs to continue to push us forward.”