Former Titans Linebacker Diagnosed With ALS

Former Titans Linebacker Diagnosed With ALS

Former Titans linebacker announced his diagnosis of ALS

Former Titans linebacker Tim Shawdisclosed on Tuesday he has been diagnosed with ALS.

In a video posted by the team on its website late Tuesday, Shaw challenged his former Titans team mates and his alma mater Penn State University to take part in the "Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, while taking the challenge himself in the video."

The "Challenge" has become a phenomenon of social media where people are challenged by friend, family and others to dump a bucket of cold ice water over their head while making a donation to fight ALS.

Earlier Tuesday, following the teams practice, Titans radio play-by-play voice Mike Keith performed the challenge for ALS. That video can also be seen online.

Shaw made the following comment on his video.

"I'm Tim Shaw. A year ago I was playing NFL football. I have recently been diagnosed with ALS, said Shaw. "I am here today to stand up and fight with all of you against this disease."

"I want to challenge the Tennessee Titans organization, coach James Franklin and the Penn State football team, and my Clarenville (Michigan) community. Let's do this."

Shaw was with the Titans from 2010-2012 and was a special teams standout, including being named special teams captain in 2011-2012. Recommended Stories

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