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Inspirational Rutgers Hero Gets New Endorsement Deal

Paralysis isn't stopping Eric LeGrand.
Erik Legrans in his wheel chair while wearing a Rutgers football shirt.

PISCATAWAY, NJ - OCTOBER 24: Former Rutgers Scarlet Knights player Eric LeGrand looks on before a game between Rutgers and the Ohio State Buckeyes at High Point Solutions Stadium on October 24, 2015 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Ex-Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand continues to be an inspiration to people around the nation. The former Scarlet Knight, who was paralyzed in 2010 while making a tackle against Army, has recently signed an endorsement deal with Subway to appear in commercials with New York Giant and former Notre Dame star Justin Tuck, according to NBC Sports.

Earlier this spring, Greg Schiano, coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the former coach of Rutgers while LeGrand was playing, signed LeGrandto the Bucs as a "small gesture to recognize his character, spirit and perseverance."

LeGrand has made big strides since his paralysis, and is now close to being able to stand with the aid of a metal frame. He has repeatedly stated his goal of walking again one day, and he continues to work hard towards that goal. He is also taking college classes via video online, and expects to graduate in the fall.

A fantastic guy, and a great story to hear. Eric LeGrand isn't done amazing everyone yet.