Rutgers Football 2022

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Greg Schiano and Eric LeGrand speak onstage during the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Gala, A Magical Evening 2022 at Cipriani South Street on November 10, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation)

Former Rutgers football star Eric LeGrand has been named the New Jersey Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sports Media Association.

According to the NSMA website:

“The National Sports Media Association, Inc. (NSMA) is an organization of more than 650 members that honors excellence in our industry, while passing along our knowledge and history through the generations.

“Each year, NSMA members in each state (49 States, plus the District of Columbia) elect a State Sportscaster of the Year and State Sportswriter of the Year, a National Sportscaster of the Year and National Sportswriter of the Year, and our Hall of Fame inductees. Those winners are honored each June in Winston-Salem, NC at an awards weekend, which also features events that foster networking and education.”

Following a spinal cord injury he suffered in a game against Army back in 2010, LeGrand has built a world renowned career both in broadcasting, business and philanthropy. He is an analyst for Rutgers football radio broadcasts during the season through Learfield, which is heard right here on Fox Sports New Jersey. He has also made appearances on Good Morning Football, Good Morning America, Fox NFL Sunday, First Things First, CBS This Morning, Big Ten Network, and The Seth Davis Show to name a few.

Just this past year, Eric opened up LeGrand Coffee House in Woodbridge Township.

Other local recipients for NSMA Awards include: Brandon Kuty for NJ.com for Sportswriter of the Year in New Jersey; Mets play-by-play man Gary Cohen for New York Sportscaster of the Year, and Jenny Vrentas (N.Y. Times) and Mike Vaccaro (N.Y. Post) for Sportswriters of the Year for New York.  Ian Eagle, who has won New York Sportscaster of the Year awards multiple times in the past, was named National Sportscaster of the Year for his work on the NFL on CBS and NBA on TNT.