Eric LeGrand - Life after tragedy

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Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand is kissed by his mother Karen during ceremony where his jersey No. 52 was retired at halftime of an NCAA college football game against Eastern Michigan in Piscataway,N.J., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. LeGrand became paralyzed while making a tackle in an October 2010 game

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Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed making a tackle against Army on Oct. 16, 2010, has become one of the university's best ambassadors – if not the best – with his attitude and exuberance in light of what happened on the football field almost four years ago. He's become a motivational speaker, earned his degree in January, worked for many charitable causes and had his number retired by the school last year. Heck, he's even been in a Subway ad and on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
— Nick Bromberg

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