Eric LeGrand, the Woodbridge native and Rutgers football player seriously injured in a football game, will now be a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, nj.com has reported.
LeGrand's coach at Rutgers, Greg Schiano made the announcement today. The details of how LeGrand would be involved with the team will be released later today.
“Leading up to the draft, I couldn’t help but think that this should’ve been Eric’s draft class,” Schiano said in a statement released today by Rutgers and the Buccaneers. “This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit, and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men.”