Malik Boynton is a longshot to make the Steelers roster. But even being able to play again once seemed improbable.

Malik Boynton joined millions of other football fans on Dec. 4 when he turned on his television to watch the Steelers play the Cincinnati Bengals on “Monday Night Football.” Moments after Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier crumpled to the turf after making a tackle in the first half, Boynton instantly became one of only a handful of people in the world that truly understood what Shazier was experiencing.

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