Found May 03, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
In a benevolent gesture on Wednesday, the Buccaneers signed Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who became paralyzed from the neck down making a tackle during a game in 2010. Despite making remarkable strides toward recovery, LeGrand still remains confined to a wheelchair. That didn’t stop former Rutgers coach and new Bucs coach Greg Schiano from signing his former player to the team’s 90-man offseason roster. “Leading up to the draft, I couldn’t help but think that this should’ve been Eric’s draft class,” Schiano said in a team statement. “This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit, and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men.” LeGrand, who still hopes to walk again, reacted to the news with elation on Twitter: This is honestly a blessing from above. I love you all keep following people believe we will make this happen — Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) May 2, 2012 It’s unclear what...

Awesome Bucs Sign Paralyzed Player Eric Legrand

Moments like this don’t come around too often, so enjoy it while you can. I, Nola Chick, will report news of the day without a hint of snark, sarcasm, or vulgarity. Brace yourselves, people. The Bucs have signed former Rutgers player Eric Legrand as a team sportscaster. You may recall that Legrand was paralyzed from the neck down in October 2010. Read more about this awesome...

Tampa Bay signs paralyzed DT LeGrand

TAMPA, Fla. -- The NFL draft came and went last week, but the faded gridiron dreams of one former college player have suddenly taken on new life this week. Eric LeGrand, the one-time Rutgers University defensive tackle, was added to the 90-man roster of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by head coach Greg Schiano, the club announced Wednesday morning. What makes that so remarkable, of course...

Tampa Bay Bucs Sign Eric LeGrand

With news of the BountyGate fallout continuing to come out of New Orleans, it's easy to forget there can be feel good moments in today's NFL.  Despite being at the beginning of a rebuilding process, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers managed to bring a feel good story to us all this morning.  The Bucs announced earlier today they have signed former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand to...

Paralyzed Former Rutger Player Eric LeGrand signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Buccaneers Sign Eric LeGrand, Former Rutgers Player Who Was Paralyzed During College Game

Eric LeGrand's story is an inspiration to so many, and he continues to be recognized for it. This time, it's an NFL team letting LeGrand realize a dream by signing him to a contract. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced that they signed LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down while playing in a game for Rutgers in 2010, to their 90-man offseason roster. The signing reunites...

Schiano Brings LeGrand to Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Schiano Brings LeGrand to Tampa Bay BuccaneersIf you have been following BeyondUSports for the past year, then you know the Eric LeGrand story has touched us and many of you since the very beginning. Eric LeGrand’s dream has always been to play in the NFL.  Its why he chose to play under coach Greg Schiano at Rutgers, in hopes of that program enabling those dreams into becoming...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Paralyzed Rutgers Player Eric LeGrand

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand to a contract, proving that some men in the National Football League do know what is right in the world. In a day and age where all we talk about is Bounty Gate, SpyGate, troubled draftees and overhyped quarterbacks, there are some people in the game who make a gesture that should be respected by...

Greg Schiano shows his true character in signing Eric LeGrand

The sad reality of the sports world in 2012 is that too often, the good stories outweigh the bad. That for every one about a player, athlete or coach overcoming adversity, there are 10 thrown at us that have to do with arrests, misconduct or some kind of other inappropriate behavior. Thankfully, we can focus on the former today, and skip the latter altogether, thanks to one of...

Buccaneers Show Class, Signing Paralyzed DT Eric LeGrand

In a world where over-hyped contracts, salary caps, and egotistical players consumed by greed and self-indulgence over money rule sports, the Buccaneers prove otherwise. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed there is some class still left in the world with the signing of paralyzed defensive tackle Eric LeGrand from Rutgers University. On Oct. 16, 2010 LeGrand was returning a kickoff against... TV: 1-on-1 with Eric LeGrand

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano signed paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand to an NFL contract. Speaking after his news conference, LeGrand went 1-on-1 with about his next inspirational step -- to the NFL.

Schiano comes through again for LeGrand

In New Jersey, a lot of things have been said about Greg Schiano in recent months. He's been called a "deserter" for leaving the Rutgers football program high and dry when he agreed to become the new coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just before National Signing Day. He's been called a "loser" for his inability to beat West Virginia and take Rutgers to...

Tampa Bay Bucs have signed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announce: "Bucs have signed DT Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers player who was paralyzed during a 2010 game & has since become an inspiration to many." Bucs have signed DT... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Eric LeGrand

#bbpBox_197677224076382209 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0099B9; }#bbpBox_197677224076382209 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Class story of day: Buccaneers announced today that they signed former Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in 2010.about 1 hour ago via WhoSayReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamSchefterAdam Schefter
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