Tag: Eric LeGrand

Episode 4: The Big E

Mike Pavlichko returns with another episode of “Tuesday Night Quarterback,” recapping Week Two action, and looking ahead to Top Ten teams in action in Week Two.

The story of the week was the upset of co-No. 1 Union by Bridgewater-Raritan. Panthers’ head coach Scott Bray talks about the effort, along with postgame reaction from wins by Woodbridge, Bernards, Old Bridge and South River. Monroe senior QB Aidan McLaughlin joins Mike to talk about his school-best 315-yard passing performance against Perth Amboy.

Mike speaks with John Tuohy of founding sponsor Fundraising University, which runs fundraisers in states across the country helping athletic teams raise money in the shortest time possible. John discussed how some hour-long, socially-distant fundraisers have netted over $10,000.

Then, it’s time for the headline guest, Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers and Colonia standout who was paralyzed making a tackle on special teams in a game against Army ten years ago this week. “Big E” talked about his time home during COVID, a new venture he has that’s raising money for charitable organizations, and his realtionship with Woodbridge head coach Joe LaSala, a childhood friend from their days on the Colonia football team.

Eric LeGrand takes the field with his teammates in a late-season game against West Virginia, not long after being paralyzed in a game against Army at then-New Meadowlands Stadium.

The new Central Jersey Sports Radio Top Ten and Big Central Media Polls are unveiled following a topsy-turvy week, where four teams in the CJSR rankings lost, and two dropped from the Top Ten altogether.