Pinstripe Bowl players visit 9/11 memorial

December 28, 2011 7:17:09 PM PST
The Pinstripe Bowl is set for Friday in Yankee Stadium with Rutgers versus Iowa State.

But Wednesday night, the thoughts of the players on both teams were far from football.

They paid an emotional visit to ground zero, to see the 9/11 memorial.

Among them was Eric LeGrand, the Rutgers player paralyzed while making a tackle last season.

For these young men who were in grade school the day of the attacks, the memorial made a powerful impression.

This week the players are also touring the Empire State Building, and taking a cruise around the Statue of Liberty.

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