Former Ruttgers football player Eric LeGrand will be making an appearance at Jackson Memorial High School to attend a basketball game tonight.

All proceeds from the boys and girls doubleheader against Atlantic Christian Academy will benefit the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund. LeGrand is the cousin of Jazmin Curet, a junior who plays for the Lady Jackson Jaguars. LeGrand stayed with her family during his rehabilitation at a Jackson facility.


LeGrand was paralyzed on the field from a hit, his inspirational recovery and motivational appearances have won him a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated's year end issue which fans voted on for the first time in the magazine’s history.

Attendees are asked to wear red to the game in support of the Foundation.

Kevin Williams contributed to this report.