Transcript for Paralyzed Football Player's Comeback
You might remember the story of Eric -- Graham the Rutgers University football player who in an instant. Was paralyzed a little more than a year ago Eric courses team leader then. He is still a team leader today and here is ABC's Josh Howard. Shaken up last October Rutgers defensive tackle Eric Le -- was more than just shaken up. -- fell to the ground and my body just went being. That's all they elect -- analysts -- again. My body this tonight. -- -- -- I couldn't. He'd broken his neck I knew by the way he bounced off of him. Something was wrong -- I have never seen Aaron go down in all these years of playing football he's never. And down it was far worse than merely the end of a football career. The doctors told his mother that -- only had a 5% chance of regaining any neurological function. I didn't when he hit -- percentage is Christmas and in -- -- is not percentage my son is a sign they also said he would never again breathe without a ventilator. But -- insisted just six weeks after he was paralyzed. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Those ninety minutes the beginning of the rest of -- -- -- life. Actually get tied a little bit -- go out about the little girl ring I believe he's got sensation everywhere. Eric now stands for forty minutes at a time and when he sits he does so in front of the computer working towards a degree via Skype they know exactly what. -- and he's got a job. Providing color commentary for Rutgers football games on the radio a dream of his since he was a -- But -- legacy lies not just in what he's done for himself. At Rutgers he's the essence of his team's -- A single war -- believe. That leave and he might just get there. Tomorrow you'll need the scarlet knights onto the field in his wheelchair. His first trip through the tunnel since that fateful fall Saturday. Trip he still thinks he'll make on his own team. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Please check out my small believed walking one day. I believe. And so -- -- Eric -- grand just beginning to show everyone the true heart of a champion.
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