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November 2, 2020 16 min

Eric LeGrand played defensive tackle for Rutgers.  On October 16, 2010, Eric suffered a severe spinal cord injury during a game against Army. On a kickoff to Army, Eric unintentionally put his head down while running, and ended up driving the crown of his head into the shoulder of the ball carrier, Malcolm Brown. Eric  was credited with the tackle, but he lay on the ground for several minutes before being carried off, unable to move anything but his head and unable to breathe.

But he never let his injury define him or his spirit.  In fact in 2017, Eric was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as the third recipient of the Warrior Award. 

Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger

Rudy continues his movie’s message of hope, perseverance, and self-reliance, by sharing the amazing and inspiring true stories of everyday people who are ‘Rudys’ in their own lives. People of all ages who are choosing courage over adversity, beating the odds, and making a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.  Rudy is joined each week by Joe Garner, six-time New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Echoes of Notre Dame Football.  Subscribe today!  The series begins March 23rd.

About Joe Garner

When it comes to America's popular culture, six-time New York Times bestselling author Joe Garner has become one of its premiere chroniclers.  See all his books here.

He's been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Fox & Friends and hundreds of radio programs nationwide.  Joe's books have also become Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Sports Illustrated and USA Today bestsellers.

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