Jamie Reidy applauds the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for signing Eric LeGrand, who is recovering from paralysis.
Just got a little dusty in my home office.
The Associated Press reports that Buccanneer head coach Greg Schiano called his former player today:
Eric LeGrand’s football coach at Rutgers helped him emotionally in the months after his on-field paralysis. Now the coach is symbolically helping him realize his dream of making it to the NFL. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday they’ve signed the former defensive tackle who was partially paralyzed in a 2010 game to their 90-man off-season roster.
Sounds to me like the Good Men Project and Buccaneer Men have similar aspirations:
Schiano said that heading into last week’s NFL draft, he “couldn’t help but think that this should’ve been Eric’s draft class. This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit, and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men,” Schiano said in a Buccaneers news release Wednesday.
Here is a video of Eric LeGrand and what he’s up to now:
Eric, the GMP salutes you!