Eric LeGrand carries his 1-year-old nephew Xavier Harrigan while in the living room of their aunt's home on April 25, 2011 in Jackson, N.J. LeGrand, a Rutgers defensive tackle who was paralyzed from the neck down in a game against Army in 2010, was recently released from the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Julio Cortez

Last October, Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand injured his spinal cord after making. LeGrand was paralyzed.

But he has not given up hope that he will use his legs again one day and his goal to walk again.

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Through his spirit and drive, LeGrand was nominated for America's Choice Honor for Courage in Sports. The America's Choice Honor is determined by fan voting and will be announced on a one-hour "Courage in Sports" special airing at 5 p.m. on Nov. 13 on CBS.

Each week for eight weeks, two athletes will be featured on the Courage in Sports Facebook page ( The person with the most votes each week will go the final round, which which begins Oct. 17. The overall winner will be announced on Nov. 13. 

To support LeGrand, fans can vote as often as they would like starting today. Voting ends Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET.


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