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Rutgers Defensive Tackle Eric LeGrand Walks On Treadmill

Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand walked on a treadmill Wednesday for the first time since being declared paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal cord injury he sustained making a tackle against Navy last season.

Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand walked on a treadmill Wednesday for the first time since being declared paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal cord injury he sustained making a tackle against Navy last season. LeGrand tweeted the good news earlier today.

"It felt so great to be walking on that treadmill. It is only a matter of time #bELieve52," he wrote.

At the time of his injury, LeGrand was told he would never again breathe without assistance. Since then, he has made steady improvement. On Oct. 29, he led his teammates out of the tunnel in his motorized wheelchair prior to the Scarlet Knights' loss to West Virginia. Prior to his injury, LeGrand had recorded 60 tackles in 31 games over two-and-a-half seasons.

For more on LeGrand's condition and how you can help, visit his Eric LeGrand Patriot Saint Foundation website. For complete Rutgers football coverage, visit On the Banks and our team page for schedules, statistics, news and more.