Eric J. LeGrand (September 4, 1990) is a former American football defensive tackle who played college football at Rutgers. He became paralyzed while making a tackle in an October 2010 game, but has since regained movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him to a symbolic contract as an undrafted free agent in May 2012.
Honors and awards
On March 13, 2017, professional wrestling and media company WWE announced that LeGrand would receive the Warrior Award at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony on March 31, 2017. Since its introduction in 2015, the Warrior Award is given to "an individual who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance, and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of Ultimate Warrior".
LeGrand's mother is Karen LeGrand, and he has a sister named Nicole LeGrand Harrigan.
Eric's father, Donnie McCloud, lives in an adjacent town and plays a role in his therapy.