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Motivational speaker, philanthropic advocate and retired pro athlete with a passion for growing healthy, authentic individuals and communities.
Event Types: Leadership, Sports, Christian Conferences
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Mark Herzlich is a husband, father, Super Bowl Champion and bone cancer survivor.

In his time at Boston College, Mark earned all-American honors along with being named the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. Around the same time, he was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. After announcing that he was cancer-free, Mark rejoined his teammates for the 2010 season, starting all 13 games and collecting the Rudy Award, the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award and an ESPY for Comeback Player of the Year.

After graduation, he spent his seven-year NFL career with the New York Giants. He won the United Way Gridiron Community Champion Award and the Ed Block Courage Award and was named as a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Upon leaving the NFL, Mark went on to work as an analyst for ACC football game coverage as well as anchoring in studio for ESPN before joining IJM in January of 2022.

Remember, sometimes obstacles can be opportunities.

- Mark Herzlich

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