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Sullivan:Greg schiano helps eric legrand realize his nfl dream Schiano bore legrand s devastating injury the way a parent would, spending countless nights on the hour drive from piscataway to hackensack so he could be at legrand s hospital bedside, hurting and praying and questioning alongside the entire legrand family.He was a man torn in too many directions, still coaching his shell-Shocked team to what would be a six-Game season-Ending losing streak;Still squeezing in precious moments with his wife and four children;Always working to help legrand and his overwhelmed mom, karen.

I probably won t know until years from now how it changed me.But to answer your question, it changed my life without a doubt, schiano told me in february at the nfl combine, the first of many events that felt empty without legrand.Not as much as it changed his, but i think there are certain things, however long you live, that make you assess things.

For legrand, last week s nfl draft was one of the rare occasions that forced him to acknowledge the sadness of what he lost on that fateful special teams tackle against army.As player after player walked radio city s stage as the newest member of the elite nfl fraternity, legrand knew he could have been one of them.

I am convinced, he said.I believe i was good enough.The way i worked and the way i loved the game, i had no doubt i could play in the nfl.

When i was watching that draft, everything just came down on me.This was the year.This was what i ve dreamed about since i was 5 years old.This was the day.And you saw those kids going across, i thought about what i could have done and where i could have had my name called.And i said, damn,  i miss football.It s the game i love.It s the game that taught me the game of life.

It taught him well, because legrand s infectious optimism and eternal hopefulness have been the defining traits of his new, post-Injury life.He is committed to rehab the way he once was committed to football.He won t ever play pro football, but he remains convinced he will walk again.

Leading up to the draft, i couldn t help but think that this should ve been eric s draft class, schiano said in the bucs official statement.This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit and perseverance.The way eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in buccaneer men.

It s a symbolic gesture, legrand said.They can t give me any money with the salary cap it s something coach wanted to do and i appreciate that.

Legrand expects his no.52 Bucs jersey to arrive with his contract, confirmation that an amazing, surreal and wholly unexpected day was real.

This came out of nowhere, he said.Coach schiano actually called my mom up monday night and told her.He didn t tell me until tuesday, and presented me with this whole thing.I was like, are you serious?You re going to use this on me?And he goes, it s the least that we can do.

This is something i always dreamed about, i always wanted to play in the nfl, and in time become a sportscaster.But you know, dreams really do come true if you believe.If you do the right things in life, you can say good things happen to you because he really just did this out of the kindness of his heart.

Karen legrand s heart, and her mouth, nearly burst as she held in the news for a day.But listening to her son take that call is a moment that will stay with her forever.It happened because schiano made good on his promise to stay with her family forever.

He always said he d be there for us no matter what, karen said.And he has.He s like a rock.

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