Eric LeGrand hired as pitchman

Updated: July 9, 2012, 2:28 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand has a new job.

The inspirational LeGrand was hired by Subway to appear in television commercials with New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck to promote the world's largest restaurant chain.

The commercials were filmed two weeks ago and will air this fall.

LeGrand, who was paralyzed making a tackle in a game against Army in 2010, has had a remarkable year. The New Jersey native was signed to an NFL contract by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his former Scarlet Knights coach, Greg Schiano, shortly after the NFL draft in April. The 21-year-old, who has vowed to walk again, also will receive the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs this month.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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