Boston College’s Herzlich wins Disney Spirit Award
Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich has won the Disney
Spirit Award given to college football’s most inspirational
Herzlich accepted the honor at the annual college football
awards at Disney World on Thursday night.
Herzlich overcame a rare form of bone cancer. He was the
Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the year last season
and also helped bring about $120,000 in donations for
Herzlich sat out this season but expects to play next year.
Herzlich’s final treatment came in November. He’s already announced
that he’s cancer free.
Herzlich will have a rod put his leg to support and strengthen
the bone with an eye toward a 2010 return.