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LeGrand Announces ‘Retirement’ from Bucs

Paralyzed former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand has announced his retirement from the Buccaneers.

LeGrand signed a symbolic contract in May with the Bucs, who are now coached by his former college coach, Greg Schiano. He said Thursday that while he will be a ”Buc for life” that he no longer wanted to occupy a roster spot that could be used for another player.

LeGrand broke two vertebrae and suffered a serious spinal cord injury in October 2010 during a kickoff return against Army. He became an inspiration to his college teammates, eventually being able to stand upright with the help of a metal frame.

He resumed his studies via video conferences in 2011 and last fall led the Scarlet Knights onto the field before a game. The contract he signed with the Bucs had no monetary value.

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