October 16, 2010 is a day that Eric J. LeGrand will never forget. At the time, he was a college football defensive tackle for Rutgers University. During a game against Army at MetLife Stadium, Eric suffered a severe spinal cord injury.
“I remember making that tackle and instantly I knew that something bad had happened,” said Eric LeGrand.
He was taken to the Emergency and Trauma Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center where doctors determined that Eric fractured his C3 and C4 cervical vertebrae and was paralyzed from the neck down.