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    Default WaPo: Buccaneers sign Eric LeGrand, Rutgers DT paralyzed in 2010

    Eric LeGrandís remarkable journey back from a horrifying on-field injury in 2010 took another step forward Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed the former Rutgers defensive tackle.
    You read that right. A guy confined to a wheelchair after he was paralyzed on a kickoff return ó a guy who hasnít walked in 19 months ó is realizing his dream of making an NFL team.
    Initially told he would be a quadriplegic for the rest of his life after fracturing two vertebrae and injuring his spinal cord, LeGrand has exceeded every expectation during his long recovery process. Five weeks after the injury, he began breathing on his own, and later he was able to stand upright with the aid of a walker. Last October, he led the Scarlet Knights onto the field for a game ó and now he is on an NFL roster.
    Tampa Bay chose May 2 as LeGrandís signing date because his college jersey number was 52.
    Classy move

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