Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/4/12
It has become no secret within the New York Giants organization that Mark Herzlich is the future at middle linebacker. The team would like for him to get some experience this season, but the stellar play of Chase Blackburn has made it difficult for Herzlich to find the field on defense. However, Blackburn suffered a hamstring injury last week which will keep him from playing Sunday, giving Herzlich a chance to prove he's worthy of being the team's next starting middle linebacker. “It’s a big opportunity for me,” Herzlich said. “It’s an important opportunity and it’s fun. You get the opportunity to go out there and play against an opponent like the Steelers and it’s fun. You have to make the most of every snap.” By now everyone should know of Mark's brave battle with Ewing's Sarcoma that could have cost him his football career. But he battled and managed to beat the cancer, keeping his dream of playing in the NFL alive. He would go undrafted but the Giants signed him as a free agent.
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