NFL Films & Mark Herzlich Visit LIDS
NFL Films and Gatorade are collaborating on a new web series called “Everything to Prove,” which recently kicked off on NFL.com. The series provides an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at how 14 elite NFL rookies are making the leap from college to the pros.
On July 26, NFL Films shadowed inspirational Boston College linebacker Herzlich into the LIDS store in King of Prussia (Pa.) Mall the day he was signed as a New York Giants undrafted free agent. Herzlich purchased four Giants hats.
After earning first-team All-American and ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors as a junior for the Eagles in 2008, Herzlich was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, and missed the entire 2009 season. During 2009, Herzlich earned numerous honors for his courage and outreach, including the Disney Spirit Award, Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award, an honorary Lott Trophy, and the ACC Commissioner’s Cup. Herzlich was cancer free less than six months after his initial diagnosis and returned to the football field in 2010 where he won the Rudy Award and the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award after starting all 13 games.
Highlights of the NFL Films webisode series include documenting the many challenges faced by pro prospects; going behind the scenes at Senior Bowl; the Combine; Draft Day; moving to a new city; and the countless workouts, worries and weight room sessions in between. You can follow the series on NFL.com, Facebook and YouTube.
To watch the episode of “Everything to Prove” featuring Herzlich and LIDS, click here.
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