Rutgers to retire Eric LeGrand's No. 52 jersey

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LeGrand's jersey is first to be retired in school history

LeGrand's jersey is first to be retired in school history

Rutgers will retire the jersey number of defensive lineman Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed in 2010 while making a tackle. The school, which played in the first college football game in history in 1869, has never retired a number until now.

Rutgers will honor LeGrand by retiring his No. 52 during a ceremony at halftime during the Eastern Michigan game.

Scarlet Knights sports information director Jason Baum tweeted: “Once Eric walks again, his No. 52 will be issued again on special occasions.”

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