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COLLEGE FOOTBALL ASSISTANCE FUND MAKES FIRST GRANT
TO ERIC LEGRAND FOR HIS HOME MODIFICATIONS

February 9, 2011 (Dallas, Texas) – The College Football Assistance Fund (CFAF) announced today that a grant of $15,000 will be made to the Eric LeGrand Fund designated for home modifications.

“On behalf of all of us involved with the CFAF, I am pleased to announce a grant to the Eric LeGrand Fund,” said Coach June Jones. “It is only fitting that our first grant be made to the inspiration for the College Football Assistance Fund.”

The CFAF grant will be used to help cover expenses associated with making specific improvements to the LeGrand home; these modifications will make the home more accessible for Eric and his family. “The support received on behalf of Eric has been overwhelming,” said Karen LeGrand, Eric’s mother. “This grant is very much appreciated.”

ABOUT CFAF
CFAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support those who have sustained serious injuries through college football. Assistance will be provided to ease the burden of medical costs associated with injuries such as joint replacement, spine treatment, neurological care and other related expenses.

The CFAF was officially kicked off on January 10, 2011 at the American Football Coaches Association conference in Dallas. It was inspired by Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand, who suffered a spinal cord injury during a game in 2010. The CFAF was organized by a group of college coaches and athletic administrators concerned about the limited resources available to injured football players and their families.

 

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Head Football Coach,
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Chairman,
Brookshire Grocery Company
Troy Calhoun
Head Football Coach,
U.S. Air Force Academy
Margo Daniels
Assistant Tournament Director
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Fisher DeBerry
Past President, American Football Coaches Association
Former Head Football Coach,
U.S. Air Force Academy
Chris Del Conte
Athletic Director,
TCU
Rich Ellerson
Former Head Football Coach,
Army
Larry Fedora
Head Football Coach,
University of North Carolina
Jeff Fehlis,
Director of Global Sales,
American Airlines
Dennis Franchione
Former Head Football Coach,
(Texas State, New Mexico, TCU, Alabama & Texas A&M)
Todd Graham
Head Football Coach,
Arizona State University
James “Shack” Harris
Former NFL Pro Bowl Quarterback
Kathleen Hessert
CEO,
Buzz Manager, Inc.
Kirby Hocutt
Athletics Director,
Texas Tech
Clark Hunt
Chairman & CEO,
Kansas City Chiefs
Paul Johnson
Head Football Coach,
Georgia Tech
June Jones
Former Head Football Coach
(Hawai’i & SMU)
Stephen Jones
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Dallas Cowboys
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Dallas Mavericks
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Lucas Public Affairs
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NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback
Rick Neuheisel
Former Head Football Coach (Colorado, UCLA & Washington)
Kenny Niumatalolo
Head Football Coach,
U.S. Naval Academy
Houston Nutt
Former Head Football Coach
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SMU & UCF
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Clemson
Jackie Sherrill
Former Head Football Coach (Washington State, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, Mississippi State)
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Mark Steines
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Super Bowl MVP Quarterback
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