It's a sad day for Boston College Football. Senior linebacker, Mark Herzlich, announced that he was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma. In a statement released, Herzlich said he found out about the tumor when he was getting tests done to see what was causing the pain in his leg.
"Obviously, I was shocked. I had been extremely focused on preparing for my senior season at Boston College and for life beyond that. Now, I must channel all that energy into facing my toughest opponent yet, and that is exactly what I will do….I have returned to Pennsylvania to be near my family and to undergo a series of tests that will help my doctors determine the best course of treatment. I will keep you informed about my progress, but for now, I would like to ask for privacy as my family and I make some tough decisions….At this point, I do not know what this means for my football future, but I am determined to rid my body of this disease so that I can put that uniform back on. Thank you in advance for your prayers and concern. Together, we will fight this and win."
The 6'4, 238 linebacker from Wayne, PA was last year's ACC Defensive Player of the Year and led the Eagles with 110 tackles & six interceptions.
I know I'm usually an ass, but my heart goes out to the kid and say a little prayer tonight.