Buccaneers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand was honored with the Jimmy V Award for his spirit and courage at the 2012 ESPYS. The former Rutgers defensive lineman was paralyzed on the field in a game versus West Point two years ago, but was signed by the the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on May 2nd 2012. Head coach Greg Schiano coached LeGrand in college and has seen him fight being paralyzed since the moment it happened. Now, he's got an opportunity to speak and travel to help motivate others to overcome the obstacles that they face, but also his new teammates in Tampa.
"You can best believe I will never give up and I will rise from this chair." - Eric LeGrand.