Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 10/29/11

Eric LeGrand’s football career ended last October when he tackled Malcolm Brown on a kick return at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Stadium.

“I fell to the ground and my body just went, ‘ding,’” he said. “That’s all I hear, like my bell was ringing and I — my body was stuck … I try to get up but I couldn’t.”

Since becoming paralyzed, LaGrand has made incredible leaps and bounds in the recovery process. LeGrand now stands for up to 40 minutes at a time. And when he sits it is mainly because he is in front of the computer where he is working to get his college degree. He even now has a job as a color commentator for Rutgers football games on the radio.

Saturday, however, may be the biggest leap forward for the former football player. LeGrand led the Rutgers’ Scarlet Knights onto the field in his wheelchair. Words can’t express how great of a sight this was to behold.

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