Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, from Conestoga, announced that he has signed with the Giants.
Herzlich's inspirational story of coming from Ewing's sarcoma to play his senior season for Boston College has garnered lots of attention as teams have had to wait to sign undrafted free agents.
Herzlich reportedly had some options, including the Eagles and Ravens last night, before making his decision this morning.
On Twitter, he wrote, "Decision is made I will be a #GIANT can't wait to get to #NYC. Thank you for everything." He called the situation a "great team, great fit, great opportunity."
The Giants have some Boston College connections, including head coach Tom Coughlin, a former head coach at BC.
"What I do know is they’re a great team, they have a great D-Line and pass rushers, obviously with Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora and Mathias Kiwanuka," Herzlich said during an ESPN interview. "They’re a pressure team, they like getting pressure on the quarterback and they need some ‘backers in order to be there. They’ve got some great players right now, but I feel like I have an opportunity to go in there and make something happen."
Herzlich already has joked about how hard it is to find Giants gear in Philadelphia.
As for his health, Herzlich said, "My health’s great right now. I had my checkups yesterday, actually at Penn Hospital. "Everything was clear, everything was fine, and I’m feeling great, feeling healthy and I’m ready to play some football."
Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin, from Downingtown, has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Herald has confirmed.
Devlin, who began his college career at Penn State, also had strong interest from the Raiders and Colts, according to ESPN.
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