PISCATAWAY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Eric LeGrand, paralyzed during a college football game nearly four years ago, told graduates at Rutgers University on Sunday that they must learn to deal with adversity to be successful in life.
“Sometimes life throws you a lot of different curveballs,” LeGrand told 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis before the ceremony. “But it’s the way you handle it.”READ MORE: Suicide Prevention Walks Taking Place Across US This Weekend
LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down during a game against Army in 2010, also received his bachelor’s degree in labor studies Sunday. LeGrand announced in January he had completed his degree.