Former Titan Tim Shaw uses voice, platform to battle ALS

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Titans fans will remember Tim Shaw, the former linebacker who played for three years.

But now he uses his voice and platform to battle ALS after announcing his diagnosis in 2014.

New 2 caught up with Shaw on Monday on the golf course where he’s raising money to fight the disease in the T-Shaw Strong tournament.

Much has changed for the former Titan, but his innate athletic ability is still evident. News 2 spoke with Shaw last year who was finding strength in the weakness ALS brings.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

“ALS is a disease that attacks the body,” he said. “It is ultimately a disease that takes away one’s physical abilities.”

“And I think for me, yes I am struggling physically, but life is good. I get to be around great people. I get to impact others. I get to enjoy beautiful Middle Tennessee, too,” Shaw continued.

His focus remains on the gift every day brings.

“Everything I do has meaning, has purpose, and I think when your life that way, you really won’t have any regrets,” he said.

Shaw says he’s partnering with his friend and fellow pro football player Steve Gleason, who is also diagnosed with ALS. All of Monday’s proceeds will benefit Team Gleason.