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Paralyzed Rutgers Football Player Stands During Therapy

LeGrand also tweeted a photo of himself grinning and standing tall during therapy

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    Eric LeGrand stands during therapy and expresses determination that he will overcome his paralysis.

    Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand said Wednesday he is "standing up little by little in therapy," nine months after he was paralyzed from the neck down during a game.

    LeGrand also tweeted a photo of himself grinning and standing during therapy. "Standing tall, we can't fall. Standing upright again," he wrote.

    LeGrand, a 6-foot-2, 275-pound defensive lineman, was paralyzed on Oct. 16 while trying to complete a tackle during a kickoff return in the Rutgers-Army game.

    His recovery has sparked a movement on campus and among his family and friends called "Believe." Students wear the word on their clothes and post encouraging messages on a campus website, while tracking his progress.

    The junior defensive tackle tweeted on July 11 that "therapy was on a whole new level day but definitely chopped right though it and killed it. Gonna be waving these arms sooner than later."