Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who was left paralyzed from an injury during his college career, joined SiriusXM NFL Radio on Radio Row Monday to talk about his foundation, Team LeGrand.
During the interview, LeGrand revealed he is a diehard Denver Broncos fan, his rooting interest dating back to 1996. LeGrand said he wore No. 30 his entire football career prior to college because of former Broncos running back Terrell Davis.
Unfortunately for LeGrand, he didn’t have tickets to see his beloved Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium in Super Bowl XLVIII.
That was before he spoke with Gil Brandt.
“Bob, his prayers have been answered,” Brandt said to Bob Papa after LeGrand said he was ticket-less. “I’m gonna give him two Super Bowl tickets. [Eric,] you’re covered.”
Earlier in the interview, LeGrand spoke about his mother and former college coach Greg Schiano, two individuals who were integral in keeping LeGrand’s spirits high after his injury.
“My mom was No. 1 because she made sure everyone who came into my room was positive and upbeat,” LeGrand said. “That’s what really started me in the beginning, because there was no negative energy at all. Everyone was telling me, ‘Oh, yeah, you’re gonna be just fine, everything is gonna be all right,’ and I truly believed that.
“Coach Schiano made sure I had the best of everything when I got hurt,” LeGrand continued. “The best doctors. I remember he had a satellite dish installed on top of my in-patient rehab just so I could watch the rest of the football games the rest of the year.”
For more interviews from Radio Row this Super Bowl week, keep it locked to SiriusXM NFL Radio, channel 88.
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