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Eric LeGrand opens coffee shop in hometown

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand is opening a new coffee shop in his hometown.The LeGrand Coffee House in Woodbridge, New Jersey, opened Saturday.LeGrand was paralyzed after suffering a spinal injury during a Rutgers football game in 2010. He continued his education and graduated in 2014.LeGrand has since become a successful motivational speaker and, now, a business owner.Gov. Phil Murphy stopped by for opening day.The coffee house was designed to accommodate people in wheelchairs, just like LeGrand.Click here to see the coffee house's online store. 
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Rutgers football legend Eric LeGrand opens namesake coffee house in NJ

Eric LeGrand is known for grinding. Since the former Rutgers football player was paralyzed from the neck down during a game against Army at Metlife in 2010, he’s become synonymous with his hard work, perseverance and stubborn optimism against all odds. But the inspiring New Jersey native is adding a more literal meaning to the word grind — with coffee beans. On Saturday, the 31-year-old is opening his namesake coffee house in Woodbridge, NJ, with a “LeGrand opening” that’s been nearly two years in the making. “Coffee is something that you can bring people together with. Eighty five percent of the world drinks it,”...

Former Rutgers star Eric LeGrand opens coffee shop in New Jersey

In one of the more heartwarming stories of the year, former Rutgers star Eric LeGrand opened his own coffee shop in his hometown of Woodbridge, New Jersey, on Saturday morning. He began building the shop in 2020 and on Saturday, he finally opened their doors to the public. The Twitter account for his coffee shop, LeGrand Coffee House, tweeted out a picture of LeGrand in front of his new shop on Saturday morning.
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Rutgers Icon Eric LeGrand Opening Coffee Shop; Other Dining News

Eric LeGrand is set to debut his first coffee shop. The former Rutgers football player, who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury while making an in-game tackle in 2010, opens for business on May 14. A ribbon-cutting ceremony starts at 11 am. The coffee house is set to brew six roasts: Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Sumatra and a new house blend, and offer baked foods and an assortment of other coffee drinks, which LeGrand likes to call “cups of bELieve.”

Eric LeGrand gets ready to open coffee shop in NJ

It's a dream come true for former Rutgers football standout Eric LeGrand. In 2010 he suffered a life-threatening injury on the field, but ever since he's served as inspiration for countless people across the world. Now, he's channeling that motivation into his own business.

Eric LeGrand Doing Better Following Terrifying Health Scare

Just over a decade removed from Eric LeGrand’s spinal injury, the former Rutgers football player overcame another health scare. On Wednesday, LeGrand publicly thanked the folks at Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey for saving his life after a battle with pneumonia. “Some know, must don’t but 16 days...

Eric LeGrand officially inducted into Rutgers Hall of Fame during Saturday's game

Among the Homecoming festivities at Rutgers this weekend, the Rutgers Athletics Hall of Fame 2020 class was inducted on Friday night, a year later than was originally planned. The class was headlined by Scarlet Knights football standout Eric LeGrand. LeGrand is the only Rutgers football player to have his number...