He’s already done and given so much, but former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand is at it again.
On Monday night, LeGrand announced that he’s starting a flag football tournament, the First Annual Eric LeGrand Flag Football Tournament presented by NJ Play Sports. The event will benefit Team LeGrand of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation which funds research dedicated to curing spinal cord injuries.
The tournament will be held on at 10 a.m. on Rutgers Day, April 28, with the playoff games being held at High Point Solutions Stadium while the rest of the games will be held at the University Park and Recreation Complex.
A link to the event can be found here.
I am excited to announce the 1st Annual Eric LeGrand Flag Football Tournament presented by @NJPlaySports. Thank you @RutgersU @RFootball @adidasUS @adidasFballUS @WWE for helping making the event come true. Get your teams signed ASAP. Cant wait #bELieve52 https://t.co/6jYTqPh4sk pic.twitter.com/IYFwhCW7li
— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) March 6, 2018
It’s a 7-on-7 tournament that’s for players 18 an older with three games guaranteed to each team followed by the top teams advancing to single-elimination playoffs.
Everybody gets a Team LeGrand T-shirt and the winners will get championship shirts, a WWE belt and a Rutgers care package with tickets to a football game.
LeGrand was a defensive tackle for the Scarlet Knights when he was paralyzed from the neck down during a game in 2010 after suffering a severe spinal injury. He fractured his C-3 and C-4 vertebrae and was given no more than a 5-percent chance to walk again. But he regained movement in his shoulders and sensation through his body in 2011.
His former coach, Greg Schiano, signed him as an undrafted free agent to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012.