Eric LeGrand Graduates from Rutgers, Gets Standing Ovation

Brian ChenSocial Media Staff May 18, 2014


Former Rutgers football star Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down in 2010, continues to inspire people to this day.

On Sunday, he fulfilled another personal goal by finishing his education at Rutgers University.

Once his name was announced, LeGrand received a well-deserved standing ovation for his degree in labor relations.

Update from Monday, May 19

Malcolm Brown, the Army player that collided with LeGrand in his 2010 injury, reached out to the former Rutgers star after his graduation.

 This was the caption from LeGrand on his photo.

This is what it is all about, inspiring people to be they best they can be in their lives. @touchdownbrown23and I both have our own separate journeys ahead of us but I know October 16, 2010 will always be in the both of our minds. I appreciate everything that you do as you serve and protect this country so we can do what we do every day. Thank you. #USarmy #respect

 [Twitter, Eric LeGrand, h/t For The Win, College Spun]