Earlier today, the Tampa Bay Buccanneer’s announced the signing of one, Eric LeGrand. For those of you who don’t already know, LeGrand was the defensive tackle for Rutgers that was paralyzed with a spinal injury in 2010 against ARMY; for which ended his career.
The young man will never play a down for the Buccaneer’s, but this is just a way of still trying to show this young man that all his hard work and life dedication did now just get thrown away because of a freak accident.
So why would Tampa Bay out of all thirty-two teams in the NFL sign him?
Tampa Bay’s coach, Greg Schiano, who coached LeGrand at Rutger’s had some reasoning and heart behind the move.
Leading up to the draft, I couldn’t help but think that this should’ve been Eric’s draft class,” said Schiano in the statement from the team. “This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit, and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men.
This was a class act. You almost have to tip your hat to Tampa Bay on this one.