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LeGrand joins Rutgers radio network

Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:06 pm
When I spoke with Rutgers senior Eric LeGrand last month, the former Scarlet Knights defensive tackle said he planned on attending all of RU's home games this season.

That plan remains in place, but now LeGrand will be attending Rutgers' home games in a different role - as an analyst for the Rutgers Football Radio Network.

LeGrand will be on the broadcast for a segment during the pre-game show, at halftime and on the post-game show for every game this season. LeGrand will attend the home games and will call in for his segments for Rutgers' road games.

"I think it's really cool," Rutgers coach Greg Schiano said. "He's going to do post (game), pre (game) and halftime. So we're going to get our 'E-Rock' report."

LeGrand wants to be a sports broadcaster after graduation. During the Scarlet-White spring game, LeGrand spent the third quarter calling the action for RVision, the official broadband network of Rutgers Athletics.

The Rutgers Division of Intercollegiate Athletics also has announced the establishment of the “Eric LeGrand Believe Fund” to support Eric LeGrand and his family. LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury Oct. 16, 2010 vs. Army and was paralyzed.

However, LeGrand told me his goal is not only to walk again, but run onto the field at High Point Solutions Stadium.

"I can't wait to run out the tunnel with 'my' team," LeGrand told "I can't control it, I have to play the waiting game and pray to God every night, every day. He's blessed me so far. I have to believe He will continue to do so."

Contributions to the LeGrand fund are not tax deductible and can be made by sending a check payable to the “Eric LeGrand Believe Fund” to:

“Eric LeGrand Believe Fund”
PNC Wealth Management
Attn: Kimberly G. Kingsland, Senior Trust Advisor
One Palmer Square Suite 201
Princeton, NJ 08542

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Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:22 pm

LeGrand joins Rutgers radio network

      Eric, best of luck to you in your new position and with your continuing recovery!

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