The remarkable recovery of Adam Taliaferro, the former Eastern High football standout paralyzed while making a tackle for Penn State in 2000, will be on display today when he receives his degree from Rutgers-Camden law school.
Taliaferro, whose parents at one point were told the young man should prepare to spend his life in a wheelchair, is expected to walk up and get his degree at the law school's 1 p.m. ceremony.
Stuart Rabner, chief justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, will be the guest speaker at the ceremony.
During the course of the day, Rutgers-Camden will hold three commencement ceremonies, starting with the School of Business at 9 a.m.
Graduation ceremonies will continue at 1 p.m. with the School of Law, and finish up at 6 p.m. with the College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School and University College.
All ceremonies will be held at the Susquehanna Bank Center. During each event, parking will be available in lots across the street from the amphitheater.
Local officials warn that extra traffic should be expected throughout the day on Cooper Street in Camden, as well as Route 676 and the Admiral Wilson Boulevard.