Mark Herzlich finished his college career with a stellar performance last night in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Mark had a great game including a forced fumble that lead to a touchdown on the very next play. It was an exclamation point at the end of a fantastic career for Mark. To bad the Eagles weren’t able to pull off the win.

Now Mark enters the world of the NFL draft. And if what was seen in the Tim Tebow documentary is any indication, this is going to be one wild ride.

We at Herznation cannot wait to see what Mark Herzlich can do in the NFL. Stay Up!


Posted on 10th January, 2011

On behalf of my stepson Sam Callahan, we were rooting for Mark last night. Sam is struggling with Ewing’s Sarcoma but he was not as fortunate as Mark since Sam’s cancer had already spread to his lungs before he was diagnosed. Sam has been fighting his battle since Sept. of 2009. They have thrown every type of chemo known to man at Sam and hew has persevered. On December 15th, the doctors at M.D. Anderson took 79 tumors from Sam’s right lung, leaving him with just 1/3rd of that lung remaining. Though we live in the Bay Area, we were not able to make it to the game yesterday since Sam is still in the hospital in Houston but he wears Mark’s “Beat Cancer” t-shirt proudly and Mark continues to be an inspiration to Sam. Personally, I think what Mark has done is indeed amazing, but Sam continues to be my inspiration. 16 months of chemo, radiation, surgeries, nausea etc, while managing to keep up with his 8th grade class, graduate and gain acceptance into Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose . . . and managing to keep up with his freshman class up to now . . .

We reached out to Mark via the BC football coaching staff last year to try and make contact with Mark. We realize that Mark has probably been inundated with this type of request, but we were sad not to hear from him. Mark, we wish you well and hope that your star continues to shine beyond BC, whether in the NFL or not.

Childhood cancer is a terrible thing. It is the leading cause of death among young people yet it gets a fraction of the funding that other more popular cancers receive. We set up “The Sam Butler Callahan Foundation” to help fund research for Ewing’s Sarcoma. Mark, we hope you will continue to bring attention to this terrible disease as your star rises.

God Bless.

Cody Arrington
Posted on 10th January, 2011

You are SUCH an inspiration, on no day can be as bad as every day once was for you. You’re a great man, a strong one, and a total BEAST on the field! I would be scared to death to run the ball at you.

Posted on 12th January, 2011

Hey, I’m a fellow Ewing’s Sarcoma patient, I had a 15 cm tumor in my pelvic bone, almost half a foot! After a year of chemotherapy and radiation I am coming to an end of my treatment and I am cancer free!

It’s such a rare disease, so its nice to know that there is a public figure who has had to go through it as well.

Good luck with everything!


Posted on 14th January, 2011

Hey I am a Ewing sarcoma patient too, from Athens, Greece. I have no idea of how American Football is played but the fact that after the sarcoma Mark is dominating in the field is just so encouraging. I finished my 14th and last chemo on Christmas eve and now with my metal hip and femur I am trying to regain my movement as it was before.
Keep the faith everyone!

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