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Tampa Bay Bucs Sign Paralyzed Former Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed some pretty big free agents this off season. Vincent Jackson, Carl Nicks and Eric Wright were some of the biggest free agents available, but the the most important signing was when the signed former defensive tackle for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Eric LeGrand.

On October 16, 2010, LeGrand was paralyzed during a game while trying to make a tackle against the Army Black Knights. Various reports indicate that he has gained much of his mobility back, but is still unable to walk without on his own. Former Rutgers head coach and current head coach for the Buccaneers decided to offer LeGrand a job as a sportscaster for the team and have sent him a contract and a #52 Tampa Bay Bucs jersey.

This is the type of stuff that needs to happen more often. Not just the NFL, but life in general. It shows the type of person Greg Schiano is and the direction he is taking his football team. I'm proud to have Schiano as our coach and LeGrand as one our newest Buccaneers. Go Bucs!!!

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