Sport & Fitness
-Former New York Giants Linebacker (7 seasons)
-2012 Super Bowl Champion
-2008 ACC Defensive POY
-2011 ESPY Winner: Best Comeback Athlete
Mark Herzlich is a Super Bowl Champion and all-American linebacker/tight end from Boston College. Mark played all seven years of his NFL career with the Giants and is now an analyst for ACC football game coverage.
During his time with the Giants, Herzlich was named as a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, and won the United Way Gridiron Community Champion Award and the Ed Block Courage Award. While at Boston College, Herzlich earned all-America honors along with being named the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. The following year, Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. In September 2009, after undergoing aggressive chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, Herzlich announced that he was cancer free live on ESPN’s College Gameday.
He rejoined his teammates for the 2010 season, starting all 13 games and collecting the Rudy Award and the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award.
In 2014 he published the book, What It Takes: Fighting For My Life and My Love of the Game.
In 2021 he launched a podcast called Superhero Dads with other former Super Bowl Champion David Carr which is about parenting and encouraging dads to "put on their capes" at home.
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