November 21, 2011 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The stadium cameras panned to Mark Herzlich about an hour before the start of Sunday night's game between the New York Giants and the Eagles. Herzlich was on his back, stretching, sweat dripping down his forehead and blending with the eye black he'd smeared onto each cheek. Herzlich looked fierce, determined. He looked like the starting middle linebacker for the Giants. He was. Herzlich, 24, a graduate of Conestoga High, a graduate of Boston College, and a survivor of cancer, replaced injured linebacker Michael Boley in the Giants' starting lineup.
November 20, 2011 |
Mark Herzlich is sitting at Table 40 in a posh midtown Manhattan ballroom during a charity event on the final Friday in October. About half the members of the New York Giants are there - a gala for coach Tom Coughlin's Jay Fund, which raises money for children's cancer - including franchise quarterback Eli Manning. Even so, the donors in attendance continue to flock to Table 40. They want to meet Herzlich. They want to meet the man who survived cancer and who is now a rookie special-teams contributor for the Giants.
August 15, 2010 |
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The summer's coolest temperatures and a sky as crystalline as Boston's John Hancock Tower, which glimmered on the near horizon, infused Boston College's stony, tony campus with a hint of autumn and football on this August Friday. As if they felt it, too, a family of visitors posed at the Doug Flutie statue outside Alumni Stadium, parents and children wrapped around the sculpted depiction of the Eagles quarterback as he wound up, Juan Marichal-like, to unleash his legendary Hail Mary pass.
February 28, 2011 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Cancer threatened to prevent Mark Herzlich from getting here, but getting here is what helped Herzlich beat cancer. "Once I got diagnosed, I said a prayer every morning, every night, to be cancer-free, to play football again," the linebacker said Sunday at the NFL scouting combine. "That pathway, that goal is what got me to the end. " Herzlich, who grew up in Wayne and graduated from Conestoga High, said he often talks to cancer patients who struggle without having such a clear focus.
September 5, 2010 |
CHESTNUT Hill, Mass. - All around Boston College's Alumni Stadium, in every section, fans wore jerseys with the number 94. "That really, really hit me," Sandy Herzlich said of all the shirts honoring his son. Dad remembers just a couple of years ago, when he hand-crafted No. 94 jerseys for friends and family. "I probably broke every copyright law," he joked. Mark Herzlich, at the center of it all, understood there was a lot of feeling in the stadium. He was a little surprised, the Conestoga High graduate said, that for him "the emotion didn't stray at all from football.
April 28, 2011 |
Here is a look at some of the players with ties to the Philadelphia area who might hear their name called in the draft: Player, School, Position, Height, Weight Pat Devlin, Delaware, QB, 6-4, 220 Mark Herzlich, Boston College, OLB, 6-4, 250 Ben Ijalana, Villanova, G, 6-4, 320 Jaiquawn Jarrett, Temple, FS, 6-0, 196 Elijah Joseph, Temple, ILB, 6-2, 240 Evan Royster, Penn State, RB, 6-0, 212 Da'Rel Scott, Maryland,...
November 20, 2011 |
Rookie linebacker Mark Herzlich, from Conestoga High and Boston College, may get his first NFL start on Sunday for the New York Giants. Starter Michael Boley is doubtful with a hamstring strain. "This is what I've been waiting all my life for, just a chance," Herzlich said. "The biggest thing to keep in mind is to just stay poised and play football. " Herzlich, at 6-foot-4, 246 pounds, has impressed Fewell with his first-team work this week. "He's a big man, and he's physical," Fewell said.
May 15, 2009 |
Boston College senior linebacker Mark Herzlich disclosed yesterday that he has cancer. Herzlich, from Conestoga High, was diagnosed earlier this week with Ewing's Sarcoma after undergoing tests for leg pain. He has returned home and will undergo more tests. Ewing's Sarcoma is a malignant tumor often found in bone or soft tissue. "Obviously, I was shocked," Herzlich said in a statement. "I had been extremely focused on preparing for my senior season at Boston College and for life beyond that.
December 8, 2005 |
Already in tune with the future, Trey Womack doesn't think he will have a problem catching up with the college beat. Womack, a Malvern Prep senior wide receiver and cornerback from Springfield, Delaware County, has orally committed to attend Virginia on a football scholarship. Primarily recruited as a defensive back, Womack said last night that, because of his 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash, the Cavaliers have told him that he might play other positions in the future. "I think I could play some wide receiver there," Womack said.