College Eric LeGrand Being Honored By N.J. High Schools by Staff Post October 20, 2010 Before Eric LeGrand made his way to Rutgers University, he was a football player and student at Colonia High School in New Jersey. Known as a great young kid on and off the field, LeGrand was always well liked. LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down after suffering a spinal cord injury to the C3 – C4 vertebrae. The injury occured when LeGrand made a tackle while covering a kickoff against Army last weekend at New Meadowlands Stadium. The Rutgers University junior remains at Hackensack Medical Center and everyone is hoping for the best recovery possible. Approximately 150 high schools in the state of New Jersey have teamed up with Ridell to honor LeGrand this weekend. Ridell is donating decalls to these schools that players will wear on their helmets. The decal will be a two-inch white oval with LeGrand’s No. 52 in scarlet numerals. The idea was started at Colonia High, where they will wear the decals in navy and gold, the school’s colors. Colonia head coach Ben LaSala is touched at how this idea has taken off. “This is awesome,” LaSala said. “This is just unbelievable. I never thought it was going to get like this. I don’t think it’s as much for his football as for what a great kid he is. I just think that’s where this outpouring comes from.” Ridell will also be sending the decals to Kean University and William Paterson University. “We are gladly doing this for New Jersey football and we believe that there is strength in numbers,” said Mike Frauenheim, Ridell’s Central Jersey sales representative. The outpouring of thoughts, prayers, and concern for Eric LeGrand has been amazing. His recovery will be a long, hard process. Our continued support will go a long way in keeping everyone positive. It is nice to see New Jersey high schools and Ridell stepping up to show their support. A true picture of how New Jersey sticks together. Post Views: 1,269 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Staff Post Latest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related Topicseric legrandHigh School FootballRidellRutgers Scarlet Knights 1 Comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Exclusive Interview: SNY Personality, Maria Marino, Shares Career Journey (VIDEO) by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on January 28, 2021 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Women in Sports: New York Mets In-Game Host, Emily Reppert by Luke Porco | posted on March 8, 2019 More in College You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Master P’s Son, Hercy, Commits to Tennessee State Master P’s son, Hercy Miller, is committing to Tennessee State to play basketball. While... EA Sports Plans to Revive College Football Video Game EA Sports announced that they plan on making college football video games again. The... UVM Women’s Basketball Team Quits 2020-2021 Season The University of Vermont (UVM) women’s basketball will be ending their 2020-2021 season early... Knights In The NFL – Week 6 Is Rutgers Starting Up The Rocket?