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BC linebacker Herzlich fighting cancer

Updated: May 15, 2009, 5:48 PM ET
By Heather Dinich | ESPN.com

Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, the ACC's Defensive Player of the Year, had finished his classes for the semester and came home to Pennsylvania last Friday with some pain in his left knee and throughout his leg.

Herzlich went to see his orthopedic doctor, who requested an MRI because of the swelling in Herzlich's thigh. Upon receiving the results, Herzlich was sent to an oncologist in Philadelphia who informed him he has cancer. Herzlich, the Eagles' seemingly invincible ...

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