Found July 30, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
Rutgers will be retiring their first jersey in their school’s football history, and very fittingly it will be the #52 which was worn by Eric LeGrand. LeGrand was paralyzed while playing in a game on Oct. 16, 2010, against Army, and has been a source of motivation for millions since that day. LeGrand suffered fractures of two vertebrae and a spinal cord injury and his progress toward walking again has been well documented. The ceremony for retiring Eric LeGrand’s No. 52 will be during the Eastern Michigan game at home on Sept. 14. Kyle Flood said LeGrand’s reaction to having his number retired was typical Eric: Coach, I was wondering when you were going to do that. — Tom Luicci (@TomLuicci) July 30, 2013 Flood said LeGrand’s number will be unretired when he walks again and that it will be a significant/special number from that point forward. — Tom Luicci (@TomLuicci) July 30, 2013   Fantastic gesture by Rutgers University. [Tom Luicci] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Rutgers to retire LeGrand's No. 52

Rutgers will retire the jersey number of parlayzed former player Eric LeGrand. Scarlet Knights coach Kyle Flood made the announcement Tuesday during football media day for the American Athletic Conference. LeGrand and his No. 52 will be honored in a ceremony Sept. 14 when Rutgers plays at home against Eastern Michigan. It will be the first number retired in the history of the program...

Rutgers To Retire #52 In Honor Of Eric LeGrand's Jersey

Eric LeGrand Rutgers has never retired a jersey in the programs 144 year history, that's about to change. Jason Baum, Senior Associate Director For Communications for Rutgers Athletics send the following tweet: BREAKING NEWS: @KyleFloodRU announces @RFootball will retire its first jersey number as @EricLeGrand52 No. 52 will never be worn again — Jason Baum...

Rutgers University set to retire Eric LeGrand’s No. 52 jersey

Today Rutgers University announced the university will retire Eric LeGrand’s No. 52 jersey on September 14 against Eastern Michigan, making him the first football athlete to have a jersey retired in the program’s 144 year history.  The former RU football player suffered a spinal cord injury in 2010 and has remained paralyzed from the neck down since.  In response to the news...
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