Eric J. LeGrand (born September 4, 1990) is a former American football defensive tackle who played college football at Rutgers. He became paralyzed while making a tackle in an October 2010 game, but has since regained movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body. As of 2020, LeGrand has been making consistent recovery at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him to a symbolic contract as an undrafted free agent in May 2012. In 2017, LeGrand was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as the third recipient of the Warrior Award.
|Born:||September 4, 1990|
Avenel, New Jersey
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||275 lb (125 kg)|
|High school:||Colonia (NJ)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Former Rutgers defensive end whose career was cut short in 2010 by a spinal cord injury. He was paralyzed from the neck down after making a tackle that shattered his C3 and C4 vertebrae. Since then, he has developed into a sports radio talk show host and motivational speaker.
He's taken care of by his mother, Karen. He has a sister named Nicole.
He joined the football squad at Rutgers University in 2008 after being a standout in high school. By the time he assumed a starting position as a junior, he had already made a big contribution because he began contributing as a true freshman.
At the time of his injury, he was told he would probably never be able to breathe on his own again. However, by the start of 2011, he was able to breathe without a ventilator. He's regained some movement in his shoulders as well as sensation throughout his body. He received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance in 2012.
His coach at Rutgers was Greg Schiano. After Schiano joined the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012, he signed LeGrand to an honorary free agent contract.
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● Eric LeGrand was born on September 4, 1990 (age 31) in New Jersey, United States ● He is a celebrity football player
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