Eric LeGrand to be Honored by NJ Hall of Fame

The former Rutgers defensive lineman who was paralyzed from the neck down in a game against Army in 2010 was chosen due to his representation of courage, strength and character

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012  |  Updated 4:31 PM EDT
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Major Development in Rutgers Star's Recovery

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On July 13, Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand tweeted this picture of himself standing, with the help of an apparatus.

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Eric LeGrand Making a Comeback

Rutgers football star Eric LeGrand appears to have passed a major milestone in his recovery from a paralyzing hit on the field last fall. New Jersey reporter Brian Thompson has exclusive details after meeting with number 52 today.

Major Development in Rutgers Star's Recovery

There's a significant development in the rehab of paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand. New Jersey reporter Brian Thompson has an exclusive report.
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Eric LeGrand of Rutgers has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame's Unsung Hero Award.

In announcing the award on Thursday, the organization said that LeGrand will be honored at the fifth annual New Jersey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 9 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

LeGrand is the hall's fourth Unsung Hero honoree. The former defensive lineman who was paralyzed from the neck down in a game against Army in 2010 was chosen due to his representation of courage, strength and character.

The New Jersey Hall of Fame was created to honor those New Jerseyans who have made invaluable contributions to society and to provide positive role models in all fields of endeavor for young people.

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