Herzlich: A sunny break on a rainy day

Mike Petraglia
October 03, 2009 - 11:01 am

CHESTNUT HILL - As the Eagles take the field today against the Florida State Seminoles, they do so after getting an big-time boost earlier in the week from their emotional leader. Mark Herzlich announced that he was '99-percent' cancer free. The linebacker was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma earlier this year and immediately began treatment. And this week, he announced that his aggressive treatment was paying off. When ESPN's widely popular College GameDay announced they were coming to Chestnut Hill for today's game, they cited Herzlich's story as one of the prime reasons for making the trek to The Heights. Herzlich spoke earlier in the week and here's what he had to say about his improving health and hopes for a comeback in 2010. Herzlich said he's confident that he's 99 percent cancer-free. National attention from ESPN College GameDay is exciting. Herzlich said he was happy to see fellow LB Mike McLaughlin come back last week from an Achilles injury. Herzlich said there's been an outpouring of support from around the ACC.