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Eric LeGrand to be honored at ESPYS

Updated: June 15, 2012, 5:26 PM ET
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand has been selected to receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYS next month.

LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury in a game against Army in 2010. Initially told he would be a quadriplegic and would remain on a ventilator, the defensive tackle is now breathing on his own and can stand upright with the aid of a metal frame.

"I can relate to that because I am never giving up in my situation," LeGrand ...

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