Matt SugamBy Matt Sugam
Eric LeGrand has moved back home.
After a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, LeGrand and his mom Karen are back in their new house in his hometown, Avenel, NJ for the first time since LeGrand was paralyzed while making a tackle for Rutgers against Army on October 16, 2011.
“To now sleep in this house to sleep here for the first time since the summer of 2010 is just going to be tremendous,” LeGrand told SNY.
By Matt Sugam
Steve Beauharnais has signed his first NFL contract.
The New England Patriots drafted Beauharnais in the seventh round with the 253rd pick overall. He signed a four-year rookie deal with the Pats today, the team announced.
Beauharnais was one of three players taken by the Patriots in this past draft with safety Duron Harmon and cornerback Logan Ryan also being selected. Cornerback Brandon Jones signed as an undrafted free agent.
Last week, Eddie Jordan made headlines when Deadspin.com reported that he did not graduate from Rutgers.
While both Rutgers and Jordan confirmed that this was indeed the case, there was the question of whether or not he misled Rutgers officials when he was being hired.
Eddie Jordan is set to fill the assistant coaching vacancy on Rutgers’ bench.
Kyle Triggs, who worked with Jordan when on the Los Angeles Lakers staff, will fill that void, sources told SNY.tv. Triggs was the assistant to the head coach when Mike Brown was the head coach of the Lakers, and was retained as an assistant by Mike D’Antoni.
Before working in the NBA, Triggs was an assistant coach with Division 2 Walsh University in Canton, Ohio.
Logan Kelly will be on scholarship.
Rutgers head coach Eddie Jordan told MyCentralJersey.com that Kelly has been elevated from a walk-on to a scholarship player for next season.
A rising sophomore, Kelly becomes Rutgers’ 10th scholarship player. He totaled three minutes of playing time last season in three games.
Rutgers’ commitments for the class of 2014 has now reached double digits.
Potomac (Md.) Bullis School offensive lineman Justin Herron verbally committed to the Scarlet Knight after an unofficial visit to the campus followed by a scholarship offer by head coach Kyle Flood today, according to ScarletReport.com and ScarletNation.com.
Bullis is the third offensive lineman in the group of ten commits for 2014.
The document, which comes via the USA Today, shows the conference made $315 million in revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.
The Big Ten increased their annual revenue by more than $50 million, and had a total revenue that was $42 million more than the SEC reported for a fiscal year that ends August 31, 2012.
Logan Ryan has signed his first NFL contract.
The former Rutgers cornerback has inked his contract New England Patriots, according to his agents Jonathan Feinsod and Neil Schwartz’s Twitter. Ryan was taken in the third round by the Pats with the 83rd pick.
Ryan was one of three players taken by the Patriots in this past draft with safety Duron Harmon and linebacker Steve Beauharnais also being selected. Cornerback Brandon Jones signed as an undrafted free agent.
“We are very excited to add these talented young men to our program,” head coach Eddie Jordan said in a statement. “Kerwin is a competitive playmaker who brings toughness to the floor. Junior is a skilled and team-oriented player who rebounds and defends with tenacity. Both love to play the game.”
Etou is a 6-foot-8 forward from Arlington, Virginia who went to Bishop O’Connell High School, who was coached by Jordan last summer as a member of the D.C. Assault’s under 17 team.