Tim Shaw's presence with the Tennessee Titans will continue into 2017 as he was named as one of the team's six captains.
Shaw, a special teams performer and linebacker for the Titans from 2010 until 2012, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2014.
"It is real special for Tim to be with us," Titans skipper Wesley Woodyard said via the team's website. "Nobody knows how many days you have on this earth, and him battling ALS, it shows the courage he has to keep going on. It is amazing to have him around and we cherish him."
Other Titans captains include quarterback Marcus Mariota, tight end Delanie Walker, linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive lineman Jurrell Casey.
A fifth-round pick by the Carolina Panthers in 2007, Shaw also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears before finishing his career with three seasons in Tennessee.