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Video: Eric LeGrand’s latest achievement unlocked

Eric LeGrand, Rutgers

It has been a few years since Eric LeGrand of Rutgers was carted off the field against Army and told he may never walk again, but that has not stopped him from doing everything he can to defy the odds.

Yesterday LeGrand shared a video of himself leaning forward and sitting back in his wheelchair. For someone who was given at best a five percent chance of ever regaining neurological function, this is a significant milestone, and one very much worth celebrating.

It goes without saying LeGrand has a long way to go before walking again, but hopefully the progress made by LeGrand provides some sort of inspiration for anyone facing similar challenges. For those who did not know, Rutgers has retired the No. 52 previously worn by LeGrand, but head coach Kyle Flood says the number will be unretired when LeGrand regains the ability to walk. Here’s to hoping that day comes soon enough.

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Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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