Eric LeGrand talked to the team in the locker room & was very inspiring. Carl Nicks said it gave him a new outlook on overcoming challenges.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) June 5, 2012
LeGrand has been making strides in his recovery of late, telling reporters Tuesday he is feeling sensations in places of his body that doctors feared he never might.
"I wasn't going to let doctors tell me that this wasn't going to happen or just a bunch of negative stuff," LeGrand said. "I just go ahead and fight and get to where I want to get to. I always believe in coach Schiano's saying that where there's a will, there's a way. You can will stuff to happen in this world. If you believe in yourself and you believe in the man up above, anything is possible."
LeGrand also announced that he has started a charitable foundation to help those afflicted with similar ailments, with proceeds from the sale of his Buccaneers jersey helping fund the organization.
"I've been playing this game since I was five years old," LeGrand said. "My whole goal was to get to the NFL and be able to support my family and play the game that I love. But when that accident happened in 2010, it just stopped and I didn't know what was going to happen.
"Laying there on the field, I didn't know if I was going to die right there, was that going to be the end of my life. But it just shows you, good things happen to good people."
Bucs coach Greg Schiano did a great thing making LeGrand part of the team. It's cool to see him following through.
"I'm really proud of the way (Eric) represents and lives his life. I don't know if I could do that," Schiano said.