Rutgers’s Eric LeGrand will reportedly lead his football team out of the tunnel in Saturday’s game against West Virginia, according to a tweet from Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports.
LeGrand, 21, suffered a devastating spinal injury in a game against Army in October of 2010. The defensive tackle attempted to wrap up an opposing player, but injured himself in the collision. He was carted off the field and taken to a nearby hospital where doctors determined he was paralyzed from the neck down. Rutgers announced in January that LeGrand had regained some movement in parts of his body below his neck, and throughout the year more news was reported about his tremendous progress.