Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand (52) is treated on the field after colliding with Army's Malcolm Brown (23) as he tried to make the tackle during the second half of a football game Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, in East Rutherford, N.J. LeGrand was hurt on the play and taken off on a backboard from the field. Rutgers won 23-20 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A Rutgers University defensive tackle suffered a spinal-cord injury during the Scarlet Knights' overtime victory over Army on Saturday, and currently has no movement below his neck, school officials said today.
"I have to lead by example," team captain Charlie Noonan.
"It's all tough stuff, yes," Schiano said. "When you coach these kids, they're your kids. That is the thing I don't know if everybody gets. It's not pro football. Those are your kids. You're raising them. You're finishing the job for their parents, so it's tough."
LeGrand, an Avenel resident who played at Colonia High School, was injured making a tackle on Malcolm Brown at the Army 25. He seemed to move his head immediately after the play but did not move after that as trainers from Rutgers (4-2) rushed the field to attend to him.
Players from both teams took a knee while LeGrand was being treated.