Paralyzed football player gets drafted to the NFL

May 4, 2012

Eric LeGrand had a career ending accident in college at Rutgers when he was involved in a tackle that left him paralyzed from the neck down. His spinal cord was injured in a way that doctor's didn't think he would ever gain movement below his neck again.

LeGrand pushed through, praying and believing, and started breathing on his own after only five weeks. He is able to move around by wheelchair, and even stand up with the help of a metal frame.

LeGrand could not believe that they would use one of their picks on a player that could not actually play. Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach said that it was the least they could do. After all, this was the draft class that Legrand would have been in if the accident never happened.

Although he wishes he could be playing instead of helping out in other ways, this has been a blessing to him. His dreams of making it in the NFL have come true.

It is not common for a team to use a draft pick on a player that will not be playing on the field. You have to tip your hat to Tampa Bay's head coach for doing something like this when most would never consider it.

Watch Legrand's interview below. You can see by his expressions how truly grateful he is, and that is something special.

Like us on Facebook!

Click Here For The Most Popular On Sunny Skyz

feel good videoMama Ferret Really Wants Her Human To See Her Babies

feel good storiesTim Tebow's Act Of Kindness At A Baseball Game Will Warm Your Heart

feel good storiesThis Hairy Chest Women's Swimsuit Is Selling Like Crazy

feel good storiesWendy's Got Into A Hilarious Sign Battle With Pure Water

feel good stories25 Funny Married Life Memes

feel good storiesThe Actor Who Played Barney Has Finally Been Revealed

feel good videoThis Guy's Card Trick Is So Good It Makes Penn MAD!

feel good videoMama Ferret Really Wants Her Human To See Her Babies

feel good videoDisabled Former Marine Sees His Grandson In Uniform For The First Time

feel good videoThis Gorilla Dancing In A Bathtub To 'Maniac' Is The Best Thing You'll See Today

feel good videoThis Is What Happened When A Lost Kitten Strayed Into A Raccoon Feeding Area