The third annual Warrior Award will be presented to Former Rutgers defensive tackle, Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed while making a tackle in 2010 in a game against Army. LeGrand has since gone on to become renowned motivational speaker.
The news was first reported by ESPN.com notes the award will be presented to LeGrand by Dana Warrior, widow of the The Ultimate Warrior, at the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 31 at the Amway Center in Orlando. LeGrand will also be recognized on April 2 at WrestleMania at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
LeGrand revealed how he first heard about the Honor from WWE executive vice president Paul Levesque (Triple H):
"Paul's assistant sent me an email on Tuesday saying Paul wanted to talk and wanted to schedule a call for Thursday," LeGrand said. "So I'm sitting here for two days wondering what Triple H wants to say to me. My heart was racing for two days wondering what this was all about. When he called me, he explained the award to me and what they do at WrestleMania, and then he told me at the end that they want to present the award to me, and I honestly didn't know what to say. I didn't know how to react. This was incredible as someone who grew up as a fan since I was a little kid."
You can read the full announcement at ESPN.com.