Paralyzed Player Signed to NFL Team

Tampa Bay Buccaneers make symbolic roster addition

   

Eric LeGrand has made it to the roster of an NFL team.

His dream of playing professional football seemed irreparably shattered in 2010 when he suffered a spinal cord injury as a Rutgers University defensive tackle during a game against Army.

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After the injury, which left him paralyzed from the neck down, LeGrand struggled to exceed his doctors’ bleak forecast.

Once predicted to need a respirator, he now breathes on his own and uses a wheelchair, CNN reported.

Last week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano, officially signed LeGrand as off-season player for the coming season.

While he won’t be paid, LeGrand received a helmet and personalized team jersey. He will appear at several Buccaneers’ games and the team’s training camp.

LeGrand says he will “absolutely” walk again someday.


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