Eric LeGrand Being Honored By N.J. High Schools

Double G SportsCorrespondent IOctober 20, 2010

Before Eric LeGrand made his way to Rutgers University, he was a football player and student at Colonia High School in New Jersey. Known as a great young kid on and off the field, LeGrand was always well liked.

LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a spinal cord injury to the C3-C4 vertebrae. The injury occured when LeGrand made a tackle while covering a kickoff against Army last weekend at New Meadowlands Stadium.

The Rutgers University junior remains at Hackensack Medical Center, and everyone is hoping for the best recovery possible.

Approximately 150 high schools in the state of New Jersey have teamed up with Riddell to honor LeGrand this weekend. Ridell is donating decals to these schools that players will wear on their helmets.

The decal will be a two-inch white oval with LeGrand’s No. 52 in scarlet numerals.

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