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Mark Herzlich signs with Giants

07.26.11 at 10:35 am ET

Former Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich tweeted Tuesday that he will sign with the Giants as an undrafted free agent.

Tweeted Herzlich: “Decision is made I will be a GIANT can’t wait to get to NYC. Thank you for everything.”

Herzlich was a solid NFL prospect after earning 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors, but was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma (a form of bone cancer) in 2009. Now with a titanium rod in his left leg, Herzlich is cancer-free. He returned to the field last season with 65 tackles. For his career, Herzlich had 314 tackles, seven forced fumbles and 11 interceptions.

In signing with the Giants, Herzlich joins a BC-friendly team. Head coach Tom Coughlin coached the Eagles from 1991-1993, while former BC guard Chris Snee has been a Giant since his selection in the second round of the 2004 draft.

Herzlich said on SportsCenter that being undrafted has motivated him to be a force at the next level.

Said Herzlich: “I do have a chip on my shoulder, and there’s really no other way to go about it.”

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