The Mark Herzlich story keeps getting better.
Herzlich has not only beaten a rare form of bone cancer (Ewing's sarcoma) that threatened to take both his life and leg while a star player at Boston College, he has recovered to forge an NFL career as a backup linebacker and core special-teams player for the New York Giants.
As the Giants prepared to host New Orleans in the FOX America's Game of the Week (4:25 p.m. ET Sunday), Herzlich spoke about his journey and more in a question-and-answer session with FOXSports.com.
Q: How do you assess where your football career is at in your second NFL season?
Herzlich: It's a dream come true. It really is everything that you think it's going to be. It's fun, it's hard, it's exciting. Winning is an unbelievable high. Losing is an unbelievable low. It's one of those things that I hope I get to continue to do for a long time.
Q: What are the biggest strides you made from Year 1 to Year 2 in the NFL?