Jason Baum, Senior Associate Director For Communications for Rutgers Athletics send the following tweet:
BREAKING NEWS: @KyleFloodRU announces @RFootball will retire its first jersey number as @EricLeGrand52 No. 52 will never be worn againThat was followed by the following tweet from LeGrand:
— Jason Baum (@JasonBaumRU) July 30, 2013
What an honor thank you @RFootball this means the world to me pic.twitter.com/k0T15iS82hLeGrand, a former defensive tackle for the Scarlet Knights, was paralyzed in a game against Army on October 16, 2010 making a tackle.
— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) July 30, 2013
The class and positive attitude that LeGrand has exhibited facing this life challenge has been an inspiration, especially those here at the OSG HQ.
Baum added that once LeGrand begins walking again his number 52 will only be worn on special occasions.