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LeGrand: ‘Help me walk’

Moments after becoming the first player in the 144-year history of Rutgers football to have his jersey retired, Eric LeGrand told a loving crowd that his beliefs haven’t changed in the three years since he was paralyzed in a game against Army. He will walk again. In a passionate halftime plea to the crowd shortly after the No. 52 jersey was unveiled on the upper level box at High Point Solutions Stadium where the game is filmed, LeGrand asked them to support research to find a cure for paralysis, a cause he has joined by forming “Team LeGrand.” “Help me get back on my feet and walk again,” LeGrand said. “Always remember each and every day — believe! It’s in me and it’s in you guys, too.”

Associated Press