Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 10/29/11
There are few things more inspiring than what transpired prior to Rutgers' game against West Virginia. Eric LeGrand, a former Rutgers player who was paralyzed while making a tackle during a kickoff against Army last October, led the Scarlet Knights onto the field — in a snowstorm — his first trip through the Rutgers' tunnel on a gameday since his accident. LeGrand, dressed in his Rutgers jersey, and flanked by coach Greg Schiano while his teammates walked behind him, operated his motorized wheelchair through the snow while fans chanted "52" in honor of LeGrand's jersey number. LeGrand carried an axe across his lap to signify the team's rally cry of "keep chopping." Applause showered LeGrand as he approached midfield and turned toward the Rutgers sideline. He left the field shortly after. LeGrand, who has been working as a Rutgers radio analyst this season, has been an inspiration, not only across college football, but also to professional sports figures that have donated to his Be...
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