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Eric LeGrand Tops List Of Most Influential Sports Figures In New Jersey

Paralyzed former Rutgers football player ERIC LEGRAND tops the fourth annual "Juice List" of the 25 most influential people in New Jersey sports, according to Steve Politi of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Since its creation, the list “has been topped by two governors and the co-owner of the Super Bowl champion Giants.” Politi wrote, “Juice is about more than having an important title or a big office. It’s about having an impact on people when you meet them. It’s about leaving a legacy on sports in New Jersey and beyond. It’s about touching lives. Few have done that better than Eric LeGrand, which is why he has earned the No. 1 spot for 2012.” Twelve of the 25 names on the list are “different from last year, a byproduct of our ever-shifting sports landscape” (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 8/26).

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN NEW JERSEY SPORTS
RANK
NAME TITLE
1
Eric LeGrand Paralyzed former Rutgers football player
2
Chris Christie N.J. Governor
3
Tom Coughlin Giants coach
4
John Mara Giants President & CEO
5
Tim Pernetti Rutgers AD
6
Lou Lamoriello Devils President, CEO & GM
7
Kyle Flood Rutgers football coach
8
Eli Manning Giants QB
9
Shaquille O'Neal TNT NBA analyst
10
Bob Hurley Sr. St. Anthony High School boys basketball coach
11
Woody Johnson Jets Owner
12
Vicky Triponey College of New Jersey VP/Student Affairs
13
Jeff Vanderbeek Devils Owner
14
Rex Ryan Jets coach
15
Greg Toal Don Bosco Prep football coach
16
Martin Brodeur Devils G
17
Jerry Reese Giants GM
18
Robert Barchi Rutgers President
19
Tim Tebow Jets QB
20
Kevin Willard Seton Hall men's basketball coach
21
Ray Lesniak State senator
22
Steve Timko New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Assoc. Exec Dir
23
Christie Rampone U.S. women's soccer D
24
Charlie Stillitano SiriusXM's "The Football Show" host
25
Leo Hindery F1 Grand Prix of America Exec Chair

 

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