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Rutgers' Eric LeGrand

To Be Honored With

MANLIEST of Man Awards

6/1/2012 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Former Rutgers star Eric LeGrand -- the paralyzed NFL hopeful who was symbolically drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- is about to receive another manly honor ... courtesy of the manliest men's men in TV.

A rep for Spike TV tells TMZ, the network is planning to award LeGrand the first ever GUYSMAN TROPHY at the Guys Choice Awards tomorrow -- and it will be presented to him by famed manly man Ray Liotta.

LeGrand -- a star defensive tackle for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights -- suffered a severe spinal injury during a game in 2010, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down.

LeGrand has made considerable progress recently though ... even regaining some movement in his arms.

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josephgein    

Nice story for a change. Not the usual Lindsay "close source" scoop or some hack from Lost denying his toolness. I'm sure Harvey will have the troops back to their usual Karblashian quota-fulfilling shallowness in no time.

688 days ago
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whatever    

This is a great, touching story. All the best to this guy.

688 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

All the best of luck to you, sir.

688 days ago
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bjay    

Love this man's positive attitude. He is a true inspiration and i wish him the best.

688 days ago
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joethaplumber    

This is why every college athlete should take every dollar thrown at them while the getting is good. They risk their life playing this sport. Not to mention the after affects of those head injuries.

688 days ago
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DaveT    

I like guys like this.
The rest of us complain when the air conditioner goes out or when the Emergency Alert System tests interrupt our TV show.
These guys know what real struggle is, and put us to shame.
Another great inspiration is Jason Becker, and his dad, still making music with eye blinks and a computer.

688 days ago
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Ashley    

I wish this guy all the best! You deserve this award and so much more! You're strength and courage are simply an inspiration to me and I'm sure many others!

688 days ago
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parlayer    

Was he injured in Iraq?? Give this award to a soldier. sports is for voyers.

688 days ago
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Eric     

Legrand is a true inspiration I highly suggest following him on Twitter. He can lighten up your day and make you work harder.

688 days ago

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