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July 26, 2012 @ 9:49 am
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LeGrand Announces Retirement

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Mark Cook

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Former Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand, who was signed by the Buccaneers on May 2, announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday.
Official Buccaneers Press release:
Tampa Bay Buccaneer Eric LeGrand today announced his retirement. LeGrand was originally signed by the Buccaneers on May 2.

"Making it to the NFL was my dream. But now I want to see my team as strong as possible at the start of Training Camp," said LeGrand. "I'm a Buc for life."

LeGrand was honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2012 ESPYs, as well as Spike TV's 2012 Guysman of the Year Award. In September, HarperCollins Publishers will release LeGrand's first books, a memoir entitled Believe: My Faith And The Tackle That Changed My Life, and a young readers version, Believe: The Victorious Story Of Eric LeGrand.

LeGrand will be placed on the Buccaneers Reserve/Retired list.

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    I JUST CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS YOUNG MAN WHO HAD HIS FOOTBALL CAREER COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND I HOPE HIS EXAMPLES WILL MAKE OTHER YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN STRIBE TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN. THANKS LAGRAND GEORGE L HICKS US ARMY MEDIC RETIRED AFTER TWENTY YEARS AND I KNOW WHAT SPINAL CORD THERAPHY IS AND I KNOW THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT I WORK WITH WHY I WAS IN SPINAL CORD THERAPHY AT THE VA HOSPITAL WORKING FOR THREE YEARS IN THE 1990'S. SO I KNOW WHAT COURAGE AND GUTTS AND GLORY THAT YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WORKSOUT EVERYDAY TO BE A BETTER INDIVIDUAL. GL HICKS
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    best wishes Eric.
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    an inspiration to everyone
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    I hope that you try to stay in the area or atleast visit us a lot. Your character and attitude is outstanding. The best to a very successful life.
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    Best of luck Eric. I definitely plan to read your books. Your attitude and perseverance are an inspiration.
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