In one of the classiest moves I have seen in years in the sports world, Tampa Bay signed Rutgers injured player Eric LeGrand after the draft in a nice move by LeGrand’s former college coach. Even though it’s a symbolic contract it’s a classy move and LeGrand looks good in the new threads!
[via Yahoo! Sports] Legrand, whose football career at Rutgers came to an emotional and unexpected end in October 2010 when a special teams tackle left him paralyzed from the neck down, was signed by Bucs head coach Greg Schiano, who coached Rutgers at the time of Legrand’s injury.
It’s only been about 18 months since doctors initially predicted that Legrand would remain on a ventilator for the rest of his life. Eric proved them wrong by breathing on his own in a matter of weeks, but didn’t dream of stopping there. Just a year following the incident, he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated after his return to Rutgers to lead his teammates onto the field earned the magazine’s “Best Moment of the Year.”