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PHOTO: Rutgers' Eric LeGrand standing upright

Posted on: July 13, 2011 4:27 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 4:23 pm
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Posted by Chip Patterson

Searching for uplifting headlines from this offseason? I find myself doing it every day, especially in the midst of all the violations, investigations and allegations that seem to have taken over the college football landscape recently. But ever since we first covered Eric LeGrand's injury and paralysis, it seems as though we have had nothing but good news to report as the Rutgers defensive lineman has made his way through the recovery process.

First he reported his own accomplishment of developing some feeling in extremities, and on Wednesday took to Twitter to show people what can result from unmatched perseverance. LeGrand, who was diagnosed by doctors nine months ago as being paralyzed from the neck down, is seen below standing upright.






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Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: August 1, 2011 8:34 pm
 

PHOTO: Rutgers' Eric LeGrand standing upright

And OSI holds out for more money.  Keep upt the good work, we are all rooting for you.



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2011 1:52 pm
 

PHOTO: Rutgers' Eric LeGrand standing upright

Keep it up young man.  Good work.



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: July 15, 2011 11:19 am
 

PHOTO: Rutgers' Eric LeGrand standing upright

     I am glad to see this and I hope he continues to make strides in his recovery efforts.  All the best to you, Eric!


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Since: Apr 28, 2011
Posted on: July 15, 2011 8:43 am
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Since: Jul 2, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2011 4:05 am
 

PHOTO: Rutgers' Eric LeGrand standing upright

nice job eric. i know what you're going through.  never quit kid.



Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 6:21 pm
 

PHOTO: Rutgers' Eric LeGrand standing upright

I'm glad for Eric.  He's showing what life is all about.  You get knocked down, you can either lay there crying about the unfairness of life, or you can fight to get back on your feet.

Well done, Eric.  Very well done.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: July 14, 2011 10:08 am
 

PHOTO: Rutgers' Eric LeGrand standing upright

Thank God. At least we have one sports story that doesn't involve greed, lockouts, gay slurs (why are they are "anti-gay" slurs? is there a pro-gay slur?), suspensions, cheating in college, vacated wins, vacated titles, arrests, guns, Twitter gangsters, more greed or ESPN doing something stupid. Sports are a real cesspool. Thanks, Eric, for giving us something positive.



Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2011 9:03 am
 

PHOTO: Rutgers' Eric LeGrand standing upright

What great news!
With so many negative stories in sports right now this is very much welcomed!
Keep up the great work Eric, we're all pulling for you!



Since: Nov 28, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 8:24 am
 

PHOTO: Rutgers' Eric LeGrand standing upright

I have no doubt that you will be standing soon without that machine. Keep working. You are an inspiration.



Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: July 14, 2011 7:59 am
 

PHOTO: Rutgers' Eric LeGrand standing upright

Keep Choppin Big Guy!!!!!!!


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