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Eric LeGrand Leads Rutgers Onto Field Against WVU

Eric LeGrand (credit: CBS 2)

Eric LeGrand (credit: CBS 2)

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Paralyzed player Eric LeGrand has led Rutgers onto the field in a snowstorm for its game against No. 25 West Virginia.

It marked the first time LeGrand has accompanied the team on the field for a game since he was paralyzed from the neck down making a tackle in a game against Army last October.

LeGrand, who was handed an axe to show Rutgers’ desire to “keep chopping,” directed his motorized wheelchair while coach Greg Schiano walked next to him and teammates followed at a walk. LeGrand led the team to the 50-yard line, turned right and went to the sideline before quickly leaving the field.

LeGrand has been working this season for the Rutgers radio network as an analyst.