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12:48 PM ET 06.08 | In the New York Giants minicamp, linebacker Mark Herzlich was lining up as a starter for head coach Tom Coughlin, something that he hasn't done in his brief NFL career. Herzlich has been a role player in his first two seasons with Big Blue, making 42 tackles in that span. However, Herzlich is now being given the chance to start. At Boston College, Herzlich was dominant before being diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. He was named a 2008 All-American while making the All-ACC team. He was also named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Incredibly, Herzlich returned to football after beating the illness, and subsequently earned a spot on the Giants after signing as an undrafted free agent.

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June 8, 2013  01:06 PM ET

Mark Herzlitch? Okay.

June 8, 2013  02:02 PM ET

Good for him. It's a great story to see someone overcome what he had to.

June 8, 2013  02:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good for him. It's a great story to see someone overcome what he had to.

Indeed.

June 8, 2013  03:14 PM ET

It is a nice story, but the odds are stacked against him. Hopefully he can well enough to make the team. They signed Connor as a MLB for a reason. His best chance is in passing situations. He was pushed around pretty good last year in the run game.

June 8, 2013  03:57 PM ET

Who?

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June 9, 2013  03:55 PM ET

Great stuff. I hope he stays healthy.

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