College Football Analyst, ACCN
Super Bowl Champion and all-American linebacker/tight end at Boston College Mark Herzlich joins ACCN following a seven-year NFL career with the New York Giants. Herzlich will serve as an analyst for ACC football game coverage as well as anchoring in studio.
During his time with the Giants, Herzlich was named as a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, and won the United Way Gridiron Community Champion Award and the Ed Block Courage Award. While at Boston College, Herzlich earned all-America honors along with being named the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. The following year, Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. In September 2009, after undergoing aggressive chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, Herzlich announced that he was cancer free live on ESPN’s College Gameday.
He rejoined his teammates for the 2010 season, starting all 13 games and collecting the Rudy Award and the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award.