You’re going to want to read all of this. Even if you’re not a football fan. Even if you ARE a football fan, but you’re exhausted from the 2012 draft hoopla and analysis (me too). You’re going to want to read it all, and click the link at the bottom and read that, and click the video, and watch it.
Especially if you are struggling to find many good people doing good things.
On October 16, 2010, Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand tackled an opposing player, and didn’t get up. At least not on his own. The impact injured his spinal cord, and doctors later pronounced him paralyzed from the neck down.
Football was gone. NFL dreams forever gone. Walking again – according to the experts – likely gone. Odds were that he’d never again breathe on his own.
But within the next year, he did breath on his own. In fact, he regained some feeling all over, and began standing with support. And, bit-by-bit, he apparently continues to improve.
But that doesn’t mean he would ever achieve his dream of being signed by an NFL team.
Maybe. With all the hype surrounding the NFL draft, the best story of all is going to be the gesture made by LeGrand’s former college coach. Now the coach of the Tampa Bay Bucs, Greg Schiano did something that will make a lot of people new fans of him and his team.