The NFL Draft is a pretty inspiring day, because it means dreams coming through for about 250 athletes who have dreamt of playing in the NFL for their entire lives. That doesn't even count the hundreds of players who sign contracts as undrafted free agents right after the Draft ends. But not everyone has the opportunity to see their dream come true, giving new Bucs head coach Greg Schiano a chance to make good with one of his former players.
Adam Schefter has the scoop.
Class story of day: Buccaneers announced today that they signed former Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in 2010.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 2, 2012
LeGrand was a member of the Rutgers teams that Schiano coached and has been paralyzed for almost two years now. Schiano says that he couldn't help but think that this was going to be LeGrand's draft class, and he wouldn't have a chance to be a part of it. Schiano helped make LeGrand's dream come true. Our Buccaneers blog Bucs Nation is pretty happy with this move.
Of course, LeGrand won't suit up for the Bucs and play in a game. But this is a classy gesture by Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a unique gesture by a team and a head coach who truly care about a young man like Eric LeGrand.
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