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Rutgers to retire Eric LeGrand's No. 52 jersey

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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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