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A Walk To Believe


Former Scarlet Knight Eric Legrand was injured and paralyzed at MetLife Stadium as Rutgers took on Army in October 2010. On a kickoff, Legrand rushed down field and tackled ball-carrier Malcom Brown, stunning his body on the way. Since then, Legrand has rehabbed and has been an inspiration to many, regaining some movement and sensation throughout his body.

“When I nailed him, my body instantly went stiff. My vision immediately blurred, and everything slowed down,” Legrand said about the play in his book, ‘Believe’.” “I fell to the ground like a giant oak that had been cut down, landing on my back. Little did I know, everything about my life was about to change.”

Soon there after the incident an organization called A Walk To Believe was formed. “A Walk To Believe is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) recognized non-profit organization according to,”

“Since the time A Walk To Believe hosted its first fund raising walk at High Point Solution Stadium on the Busch Campus of Rutgers University in May of 2011, it has expanded the scope of its mission based on the inspiration of Eric LeGrand to include creating awareness and providing assistance for those suffering from spinal cord injuries as well as to raise funds for charities researching cures. Since its inception, A Walk To Believe has donated more than $100,000 towards this cause. 2015 will be A Walk To Believe’s fifth annual family-friendly walk and, with your help, be the most successful one yet!”

The fifth annual A Walk To Believe is set to begin on June 7 at the stadium.

Legrand’s No. 52 is the only number to ever be retired by Rutgers football, and the number is iconic in the eyes of Scarlet Knight fans.

Most recently, Eric has shared a video on his Instagram account moving his arm with the help of a sling.


Eric knows one day he will be able to talk again, go lay on the spot on the field where he went down, and get back up and walk away and put that injury and life-changing moment behind him.

Progress is progress, no matter how little.


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