Tampa Bay Buccaneers Add Paralyzed Eric LeGrand to 90-Man Roster

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Wednesday May 2nd, 2012

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand to their 90-man roster, according to EPSN’s Adam Schefter.

As a member of the Scarlet Knights, LeGrand 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. He has not walked in 19 months.

The Buccaneers new head coach, Greg Schiano, previously served as the head coach of Rutgers, and recruited LeGrand and coached him during his time with the team.

Schiano said on the Buccaneers' official site.
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