Stephen Belichick, son of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, brought Eric Legrand as his guest to the Super Bowl this weekend, reports Asbury Park Press.
Legrand, a former Rutgers defensive lineman who was paralyzed from the neck down due to a devastating injury received during a game in October 2010, has been an inspiration to many within the sports community. When Belichick found out that he wanted to attend the game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick did everything he could to find a few extra tickets.
“I talked to Steve right after (the Patriots) won the (AFC Divisional) playoff game against the Broncos and he told me anything I need or want, just let him know,” LeGrand told the paper. “So after they won the (AFC) Championship Game, we talked and he was able to get me two tickets. I thanked him so much. It was so cool of him and his dad to do that.” Stephen Belichick, who spent this season contributing for the Rutgers football team after playing the previous four years with Scarlet Knights lacrosse squad, considers himself fortunate to have known LeGrand throughout the past year.