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Rutgers Eric LeGrand Signed By Greg Schiano And The Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Eric LeGrand was signed Wednesday morning by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his old coach at Rutgers, Greg Schiano.

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Sometimes sports aren't just about winning and losing.

On Wednesday morning, Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers defensive tackle who was paralyzed in 2010, was signed by his former coach Greg Schiano and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Adam Schefter.

LeGrand of course has been such an inspiration to many people who can look at the courage he's fighting his battle with and draw strength.

Signing LeGrand on May 2nd isn't a coincidence, according to ESPN.com. The youngster wore number 52 as a player, and today's date is 5/2.

"Leading up to the draft, I couldn't help but think that this should've been Eric's draft class," Schiano said. "This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit, and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men."

Tampa Bay has been doing things right all offseason. The organization cut Jill Hobbs a $35,000 check in April to surprise and thank her for 35 years of service to the team.

Class is a hard thing to define at times, but without question Schiano and the Bucs are showing a ton of it.

In a society and sport driven by the constant drumbeat of the bottom line, it's nice to see someone doing the right thing not because they have to, but because it's simply in their heart.

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