Antonio Brown is one of 15 Pittsburgh players who intend to wear Shazier-inspired cleats Sunday. Brown used Snapchat to showcase his customized Shazier cleats, which will be worn during warm-ups before Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.
The other Steelers who will wear the special cleats include Vince Williams, Sean Davis, Stephon Tuitt, Cam Heyward, Arthur Moats, Tyson Alualu, Mike Hilton, T.J. Watt, Javon Hargrave, William Gay, Bud Dupree, Robert Golden, Roosevelt Nix, and Anthony Chickillo.
The slick yellow cleats feature Shazier's face, the No. 50 and a picture of a lion, which the linebacker has been known to use on social media as a motivational pregame symbol.
Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery Wednesday after suffering a severe injury against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night. Shazier spent Monday and Tuesday night under care at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
The Steelers have not updated his status since the surgery announcement Thursday, but his season is over and the team is concerned solely about his short- and long-term health.
Players have been thinking about other ways to tribute Shazier, one of the team's best playmakers and a likable locker room figure.
Several players have said they plan to "Win for 50" or have shared the social media hashtags #prayfor50 and #shalieve, which the Shazier family has used during the week.