Paralyzed Former Rutgers Scarlet Knights DL Eric LeGrand Signs Endorsement Deal with Subway

Former Rutgers Scarlet Knights DT Eric LeGrand surrounded by former teammates (photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

From The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. — Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand has a new job.

The inspirational LeGrand was hired by Subway to appear in television commercials with New York Giants DL Justin Tuck to promote the world’s largest restaurant chain.

The commercials were filmed two weeks ago and will air this fall.

LeGrand, who was paralyzed making a tackle in a game against Army in 2010, has had a remarkable year. The New Jersey native was signed to an NFL contract by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his former Scarlet Knights coach, Greg Schiano, shortly after the NFL draft in April. The 21-year-old, who has vowed to walk again, also will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs this month.

Initially told he would be a quadriplegic and remain on a ventilator, LeGrand is now breathing on his own and can stand upright with the aid of a metal frame.




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