Found October 22, 2011 on The Other Paper:

Just over a year ago, Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down after making a tackle against Army. He was originally told he would never breathe without a ventilator and only given a fraction of a chance of regaining his neurological functions. Today, the inspirational young man who went to college to become a sports broadcaster made his national network debut on CBS's "College Football Today."


Since LeGrand's unfortunate injury, he has been taking classes and making great progress in his therapy sessions-- as well as-- his chosen field.

Sitting next to the show's host Tim Brando, wearing a stylish, three-piece black suit with a Rutgers pin on the lapel, LeGrand fielded questions with ease and confidence. And why not? The well-spoken and insightful LeGrand is already an analyst for the Rutgers Football Radio Network and made his television broadcast debut a couple of weeks ago for SNY as an in-studio analyst.

It's hard not to root for LeGrand-- a young man who knows the game and and takes his passion for the sport from the field to the booth.

Here's a guy who never looked back and asked, "Why me?" Now he just looks forward and says, "Why not?"

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