Wednesday, May 12, 2010

He's Back

LB Mark Herzlich, who exactly one year ago was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, has announced on his Facebook page that he has been given a clean bill of health.

"Mark Herzlich: May 12 one year ago i was diagnosed. Today in the same room I was given a clean bill of health and the OK to play again. God is good."

If there was any a shred of doubt that Herzlich would return for the Weber State game on September 4th, there is none now. After winning ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2008, Herzlich was forced to sit out all the 2009 campaign where Boston College defied expectations and went 8-5. With Herzlich's return as well as a much more experienced defense and QB, Boston College looks to go nowhere but up in the ACC standings.

Herzlich is a common face on the Chestnut Hill campus and in recent months looks completely recovered. With a head full of hair and almost back to his playing weight of 245 pounds, he looks like he is ready to match his 121 tackles and 6 interceptions in 2008.

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