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Former BC Linebacker Mark Herzlich Signs With Giants

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Former BC Linebacker Mark Herzlich (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Former BC Linebacker Mark Herzlich (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) – Former Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, who was not selected in April’s NFL Draft, has signed with the New York Giants.

Herzlich, the former 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma (a form of bone cancer) in 2009. He fought the disease and is now cancer-free.

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In his return in 2010, Herzlich finished with 65 tackles for the Eagles. As a result, he won the Rudy Award and ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award (along with NC State’s Nate Irving) as “the most courageous football players in the ACC.”

Herzlich had 314 tackles, seven forced fumbles and 11 interceptions in his career with BC.

Read: 2011 New England Patriots Draft Class

Herzlich revealed the news on his Twitter account:

“Decision is made I will be a #GIANT can’t wait to get to #NYC. Thank you for everything.”

http://twitter.com/#!/MarkHerzlich/statuses/95863295856230400

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