Here’s your “feel good” moment. The sports world is familiar with Eric LeGrand’s journey. About a year ago, LeGrand played defensive tackle for Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a game against the Army Black Knights. During the game, LeGrand collided with another player while trying to tackle him. LeGrand was unconscious on the ground for several minutes before being carted off, only able to move his head. It was determined that LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down. LeGrand was originally told he would never breathe without a ventilator and only given a fraction of a chance of regaining his neurological functions.
Only through intercessory prayer and Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation – a leader is spinal cord rehabilitation – LeGrand had regained movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body. Last summer, LeGrand tweeted a photo of himself standing upright and he’s steadily regaining movement in his arms. Since LeGrand’s unfortunate injury, he has been taking classes and making great progress in his therapy sessions– as well as– his chosen field.
Yesterday, the inspirational young man who went to college to become a sports broadcaster made his national network debut on CBS’s “College Football Today.” LeGrand is currently 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.
LeGrand is making the moves to make a difference – he’s a young man who knows the game and took his passion for the sport from the field to the booth. LeGrand is someone who doesn’t feel sorry for himself and never looked back!
Eric, we would love to book you for a segment in our “IN THE ZONE” podcast.