Eric LeGrand is a former football defensive tackle who played college football at Rutgers.
Ten years ago, a Rutgers University football player headed downfield on a kickoff to make a tackle like he’d done so many times before. Only this time, while making that hit, Eric LeGrand fractured his C3 and C4 vertebrae. He remained on the ground feeling like he couldn’t breathe, and paralyzed from the neck down. Doctors questioned whether he’d ever be able to breathe without the aid of a respirator for the rest of his life. The joy in his voice now is an inspiration to anybody going through difficulties during these times of the coronavirus. Wait until you hear what he’s up to . . .
Artie interviews former Rutgers Defensive Tackle Eric LeGrand who was paralyzed from the neck down during a game in October of 2010 and has since become an inspiration to thousands.  Artie is joined by Mike Bocchetti.  Presented by Thanks to - If you're going to wager this weekend go to and use code Artie to get a 50% signup bonus. Thanks to Blue Chew. Go to and get your first shipment FREE (just pay $5 shipping) when you use the promo code ARTIE. 
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Today’s guest is Eric LeGrand. Eric is a former Rutgers football star who was paralyzed while making a tackle in a game on October 16, 2010 at MetLife Stadium. Eric battled a grim prognosis with strength and determination to defy expectations of his recovery. Eric was the recipient the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2012 ESPY Awards. Eric has become a leading advocate for the spinal cord injury community. Eric launched Team LeGrand in 2013 as a fundraising arm for the Christopher & Dana Reeve foundation and has raised over 1 million dollars. Connect with Eric: Website / Facebook / Instagram Service that Make Life Easier: Bayada Home Health Eric's Wheelchair: Permobil F5  Connect with Wheel Stories: Facebook / Instagram
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Sep 4th, 1990
Avenel, New Jersey, United States of America
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2 hours, 46 minutes
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