NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: Eric LeGrand #52 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights enters the stadium to be honored on Senior's Day at center field with head coach Greg Schiano of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights before a game against Cincinnati Bearcats at Rutgers Stadium on November 19, 2011 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. LeGrand was paralyzed during a kickoff return in October 2010. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Eric LeGrand held a press conference at One Buc Place today, and he had a lot of things to talk about. His miraculous progress in rehab, how important his family has been to him, how important Greg Schiano has been to him, and how he looks at life. I'm sure video of the press conference will be available on Buccaneers.com soon, so make sure to check there and watch it when you get the chance.
One thing will interest Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans and other people who can relate to Eric LeGrand: his jersey is now on sale in the team shop. The proceeds will go to his foundation, the Eric LeGrand foundation, which is dedicated to helping those with spinal cord injuries. That jersey should be immensely popular, as a lot of people have been asking for that jersey ever since the Bucs signed LeGrand.
Eric LeGrand remains on the Bucs' roster for now, but it appears the jersey will remain on sale regardless of LeGrand's team status. For now, LeGrand's role is to provide inspiration for his teammates, and that role should continue throughout the offseason at least.
LeGrand played for Rutgers University under Greg Schiano, but was paralyzed from the neck down after an on-field collision against Army in 2010. Since then, LeGrand has been working hard to regain feeling and muscle activity, and he's been making slow but sure progress.