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Mark Herzlich looks forward to return

Boston College, linebacker ready for season opener against Weber State

Updated: September 2, 2010, 6:20 PM ET
By Justin Rice | Special to ESPNBoston.com

NEWTON, Mass. -- For the past year and a half, Mark Herzlich has incessantly talked about running through Alumni Stadium's tunnel for his triumphant return to Boston College's roster. And when No. 94 finally sprints out on Saturday -- Sept. 4, as in 9/4 -- two rows of pediatric cancer patients will be waiting for him.

"It's pretty sweet," said Herzlich, who successfully fought off a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing's sarcoma. "Just make sure they stay far enough to the side so Thomas ...

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