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Paralyzed Rutgers Football Star “Standing Tall”

Eric LeGrand posted photos on his twitter account of himself standing up with the help of an apparatus

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    Former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand is determined to walk again. This week he tweeted some pictures of himself standing up, with the help of an apparatus and with his mom at his side. Both tweets said, "Standing tall, we can't fall. Standing upright again #bELieve52 #TeamUSA."

    LeGrand was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a head-first tackle last fall in a game against Army. He has been undergoing physical therapy and is showing signs of improvement.

    Since the accident, Rutgers has created the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund. Anyone can donate. The money helps LeGrand combat the cost of his expensive medical treatment.

    LeGrand has been nominated for several awards since the accident. In December, he won the Discover Orange Bowl Courage Award. It was created by ESPN. A select group of writers from the Football Writers Association of America votes each year on the winner.

    Eric LeGrand and his mother believe that he will walk again some day.