60 Greatest Sports Careers Ruined by Injury

Eric LeGrand – Rutgers

Eric LeGrand didn’t play professionally, he never got the chance to. LeGrand is a former football defensive tackle who played college football at Rutgers. On October 16, 2010 during a game against the Army Black Knights, LeGrand collided with the ball carrier, Malcolm Brown, which left him motionless on the ground for several minutes before he was carried off, not being able to move his head. LeGrand suffered from a severe spinal cord injury, he tried to force a thumbs up to the crowd as he was being carried off but he was unable to do so. Doctors worked round the clock but it was determined that LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down.

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