He was recruited by Ohio State out of Plantation High School in Florida.
He ran an impressive 4.38 40-yard dash during the combine leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft. He made consecutive Pro Bowls in 2016 and 2017.
On May 3, 2019, Shazier married Michelle Rodriguez. Shazier has a son from a previous relationship, and another son born in January 2019 to him and Rodriguez.[
He played alongside cornerback Bradley Roby at Ohio State and both players were first-round NFL Draft picks in 2014.