MEMPHIS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Tim Shaw announced he was recently diagnosed with ALS Wednesday as he accepted the viral Ice Bucket Challenge.
"A year ago, I was playing football. I have recently been diagnosed with ALS. I'm here today to stand up and fight this disease," said Shaw in a video posted to the Tennessee Titans website.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says NFL players are four times more likely to die from ALS. The latest numbers from the ALS Association shows they have received $35.1 million in donations.