2011 NFL Draft: BC LB Mark Herzlich Goes Undrafted

Mark Herzlich #94 of the Boston College Eagles blocks Erik Walker #83 of the Weber State Wildcats on September 4 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill Massachusetts. Boston College defeated Weber State 38-20. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

More reactions following BC's Mark Herzlich going undrafted in this weekend's NFL Draft.

"I have been told that I can't play football before. We all know what happened with that. #neverquit'

Herzlich understands why he was passed over (Boston Globe)
"When it happens, if it happens, they'll call me,'' said Herzlich yesterday morning before the business of selecting players began for the day. "I'm not confused by what happened [to his draft status]. I understand it completely. I know where I would have been picked if I were healthy. The big thing is for me to get to an NFL camp and prove myself. I would have to do that anyway. It doesn't matter.''

Mark Herzlich not picked (Boston Herald)
"After overcoming long odds to beat a rare form of cancer, you can be sure that Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich won't remain disappointed for too long over not being selected in the NFL draft."

BC LB Mark Herzlich goes undrafted (ESPN Boston)
"Once I got diagnosed, I said a prayer every morning and night to be cancer-free and play football again," he said in February. "That goal was what got me here. I've talked to a lot of people going through cancer right now, or are battling through something, and the biggest problem they have is not having that light at the end of the tunnel. My goal happened to be running out of the tunnel with my team. It got me through a lot of things."

Herzlich thanks fans for support after going undrafted (Pro Football Talk)
"You aren't supposed to root as a member of the media, but Florio and I were rooting like many others for former Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich to get drafted at the end of Saturday's seventh round. It didn't happen, and now Herzlich is stuck like so many other potential undrafted free agents in limbo, waiting for the NFL lockout to end to see where they will go next."

Cancer survivor Mark Herzlich not chosen in NFL draft (USA Today)
"The end of the NFL draft on Saturday was bitter for Boston College product Mark Herzlich. The linebacker and cancer survivor went undrafted. It was a steep fall for a player who NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt said would have been a top-10 pick in 2009 if he hadn't been stricken by cancer that year."

Eagles can serve as role models for Herzlich (Eagle in Atlanta)
"The only thing he could have done differently through this process was to avoid the media spotlight. But if Mark truly has on-camera ambitions after football, then speaking on air this past week was a great audition and a chance to promote Mark Herzlich the brand/personality."

Shocker at Radio City: Mark Herzlich undrafted in 2011 (Soaring To Glory)
"Still, I'm mystified that not one would even think to give him a chance. He is a former ACC Defensive Player of the Year who has shown an incredible amount of character in the face of adversity. You can never have enough character men in the NFL, because there don't seem to be too many as it is."

"Great thing about a bad day is that you can thank God for the opportunity to wake up the next with a smile on your face #goodnight"

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