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VIDEO: Eric LeGrand leads Rutgers onto the field

Posted on: October 29, 2011 5:21 pm
Edited on: October 29, 2011 5:26 pm
Posted by Chip Patterson

The snow-covered fans who braved the weather to attend Saturday's Big East showdown between Rutgers and West Virginia are already being rewarded with fireworks. The Scarlet Knights finished the first quarter leading 17-14, in a game that already has outscored last week's loss to Louisville.  You can follow the rest of the action HERE.

But the real treat for Rutgers fans was seeing the team led onto the field by Eric LeGrand. The former defensive tackle wore his No. 52 jersey as he directed his motorized chair out of the tunnel and towards midfield. It was LeGrand's first time back on a game field since suffering the neck injury last October that left him paralyzed from the neck down. LeGrand will join the ABC crew in the announcer's booth for the second half, he has recently been working as an analyst for the Rutgers radio network.

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Since: Dec 30, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2011 12:47 am

VIDEO: Eric LeGrand leads Rutgers onto the field

Eric LeGrand is a great guy. I loved seeing him on the field again. I enjoy hearing about LeGrand's fantastic attitude and determination for rull recovery. He remains positive when most young men would have already given up.


Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: October 30, 2011 12:15 am

VIDEO: Eric LeGrand leads Rutgers onto the field great to see the kid back on the field, even in a different physical state. It was a horrible injury thatvhe sustained last year but the coaches and players kept him close to them while he was recovering. After that game he was injured, they played Army the following week at Army and they had banners up supporting thrnkid- class act. Reminds you that football is a game that is dangerous and unfortunately, these horrific accident do happen. It was bitter sweet when he came out on the field as I wish he was able to walk out. Either way Eric, as football fans, we have been pulling for you since you went down and will kep pulling for you. God Bless!

Since: Jan 13, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2011 9:28 pm

VIDEO: Eric LeGrand leads Rutgers onto the field

Great story for this young man, tremendous heart he has shown, good luck to him with the future, I know it will hold a lot for him.  Congratulations to him and RU, this was great for them both!

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