Boston College's Herzlich wins Disney Spirit Award

BY foxsports • December 16, 2009

Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich has won the Disney Spirit Award given to college football's most inspirational figure.

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 cancer-related causes.

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.

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