Rookie New York Giants Mark Herzlich was on top of the world last weekend – starting for the very first time.
But two years ago, Herzlich was facing a much bigger challenge than winning a football game – he was diagnosed with bone cancer.
"My doctor at the time had told me not only would I never play football again, I'd probably never be able to run again," Herzlich said.
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Herzlich had been an All American linebacker at Boston College, a fierce competitor on the field and off.
"I made a goal in my mind," he said. "It was that I was going to beat the cancer and come back and play football."