Rutgers to Retire LeGrand's 52

Eric LeGrand

NEWPORT, R.I. – Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood announced plans Tuesday morning to retire No. 52, the former jersey number of paralyzed football player Eric LeGrand. No Rutgers player will be given 52 at the start of the season and it will be prominently displayed at High Point Solutions Stadium.

NEWPORT, R.I. – With the exception of a special tribute from linebacker Khaseem Greene, no Rutgers football player has donned the No. 52 since Eric LeGrand, who suffered his gruesome injury almost three years ago.

That is how it will stay, announced head coach Kyle Flood Tuesday morning at American Athletic Conference media day.

Rutgers will retire LeGrand's symbolic 52 with no future football player set to receive the number. LeGrand will have his number retired during the upcoming 2013 season during a special ceremony and it will be a prominent future feature of High Point Solutions Stadium.

LeGrand is the first Rutgers football player to have his number retired by the school, which is set for Big Ten membership after spending an inaugural season in the AAC.

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