Last month, Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player paralyzed on a hit in 2010, gave a motivational speech at Hanover Park H.S. in New Jersey. He then called up to the stage 18-year-old Gianna Brunini, and asked her to prom:
Calling it a "miscommunication" (a pretty freaking big one, and one that apparently took 14 hours to clear up), Rutgers has announced that paralyzed former football player Eric LeGrand will indeed give a commencement speech.
It's been just an awful 13 months for Rutgers, from the Mike Rice mess to the failed vetting of new coach Eddie Jordan and new AD Julie Hermann to Hermann's expressed wish that the local paper go out of business. In the grand scheme of things, offering Eric LeGrand the chance to deliver the commencement address, then…
Eric LeGrand was a special teams player for Rutgers in October 2010, when he was paralyzed from the neck down after making a tackle against Army. His coach at the time was Greg Schiano, who often did his best afterward to make LeGrand feel like he was still a part of the team. And now that Schiano has moved on to the…
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An emotional day at Rutgers saw LeGrand return to the field with his teammates for the first time since a tackle left him paralyzed from the neck down on October 16, 2010. The crowd chants "fifty-two" as the team makes its way out.
Paralysis for an athlete is horrible. (It's horrible for everyone. It's probably the worst thing that can happen to a human body. I'm terrified of what I consider a fate worse than death. Consider this post a living will: if I'm paralyzed, just end it for me.) But it's especially cruel for an athlete, and not only in …
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The Star-Ledger is reporting that Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand has no movement below his neck after suffering a spinal-cord injury on special teams against Army yesterday. Absolutely horrible.