Mark Herzlich
LB #44
Height:
6-4
Weight:
246
Age:
29
College:
Boston College
Hometown:
Conestoga, PA
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
7
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on July 28, 2011.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Has played in 88 regular-season games with 17 starts…Career totals include 121 tackles (84 solo), 1.0 sack, 3 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble, and 53 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries on special teams.
-    In 2016, Herzlich played in 14 games…Inactive with a concussion at Pittsburgh (12/4) and vs. Dallas (12/11)…Most of his playing time was on special teams, where he finished with 7 tackles and a fumble recovery…Recorded 2 special teams tackles vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Recovered a fumble by Janoris Jenkins after he had scooped up the ball after Jason Pierre-Paul blocked Caleb Sturgis’ 40-yard field goal attempt vs. Philadelphia (11/6).
-    In 2015, Herzlich played in all 16 games with 3 starts at strongside linebacker…Finished the season with 17 tackles (9 solo), a forced fumble and 8 special teams tackles…Started for the first time vs. San Francisco (10/11) and had a season-high 5 tackles (4 solo)…Had 2 tackles vs. New England (11/15), vs. the Jets (12/6) and at Minnesota (12/27)…Also started at Miami, where he forced a fumble (12/14) and vs. Carolina (12/20)…Had 2 special teams tackles at Buffalo (10/4).
-    In 2014, Herzlich played in 15 games with a career-high 8 starts (3 at middle linebacker, 5 at weakside linebacker)…Inactive due to a concussion at Tennessee (12/7)…Finished the season with a career-high 47 tackles (31 solo) on defense and 5 tackles (4 solo) on special teams…Got his first career sack, a 2-yard takedown of Mark Sanchez that was one of his 7 tackles (5 solo) vs. Philadelphia (12/28)…Started on the weak side and had a season-high 9 tackles (6 solo) vs. San Francisco (11/16)…Recorded 6 tackles (3 solo) vs. Dallas (11/23)…Contributed 5 tackles (4 solo) at St. Louis (12/21), and 5 tackles (3 solo) at Washington (9/25).
-    In 2013, played in 16 games with 2 starts: at Carolina (9/22) and at Kansas City (9/29)…Contributed 32 tackles (26 solo) and 1 pass defensed and a team-high 14 tackles (12 solo) on special teams…Opened the season with 4 tackles (3 solo) at Dallas (9/8)…In his 2 starts, had 8 tackles (7 solo) at the Panthers and a career-high 12 tackles (10 solo) at the Chiefs…Had 4 special teams tackles vs. Green Bay (11/17) and 3 at Washington (12/1).
-    In 2012, Herzlich played in all 16 games with 2 starts: vs. Pittsburgh (11/4) and at Baltimore (12/23)…Finished the season with 19 tackles (14 solo) on defense and was tied for 3rd on the team with 13 special teams tackles (12 solo)…Had a season-high 8 tackles (6 solo) vs. Pittsburgh and 7 tackles (6 solo) at Baltimore.
-    As a rookie in 2011, played in 11 regular-season games with 2 starts…Was inactive for final 5 games of the regular season and all 4 postseason games with an ankle injury suffered at New Orleans (11/28)…Started vs. Philadelphia (11/20) and at New Orleans…Finished with 6 tackles (4 solo) on defense and 6 tackles (4 solo) on special teams.
-    Made NFL debut at Washington (9/11)…Saw his first career action on defense when he started vs. the Eagles and had 4 tackles (2 solo)…Recorded 2 solo tackles and 1 special teams tackle before suffering an ankle injury at New Orleans.

COLLEGE:    
-    Herzlich’s career totals at Boston College included 314 tackles (218 solo), 12 interceptions, 5.5 sacks and 7 forced fumbles…In 2008, he was a first-team All-America and ACC Defensive Player of the Year…That season, played in 14 games with 13 starts and had career-high totals of 110 tackles (65 solo) and 6 interceptions…Was a finalist for the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s top linebacker…Returned to the field in 2010, started all 13 games and finished with 65 tackles (50 solo) and 4 interceptions.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Recognized as the 2017 Hometown Hero at the Gridiron Gala presented by United Way NYC for his exemplary work in the community...Honored at the Gridiron Gala Kickoff and spoke about his involvement in the community...Host of the 2017 NBC4 and Telemundo 47 Health and Fitness Expo Presented By Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium...National board member of The Joyful Heart Foundation, which works to create a world free of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse...Spoke at the Celebration of Life Gala hosted by the Sarcoma Foundation of America...Member of the advisory board for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, which helps families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional, and practical support so they can be there for each other...Raised awareness for the Jay Fund by wearing custom designed cleats during Week 13 for the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”...Serves as a member of the American Cancer Society’s Athlete Council...Hosts an annual “Steps to Cure Sarcoma 5K” fundraiser in his hometown of Wayne, PA...  Works closely with A Call to Men, a violence prevention organization and respected leader on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls...Travels the country speaking to students groups about healthy relationships throughout the year...Proud supporter of the United Way Character Playbook initiative...Attended Eagle Academy with teammates in the Bronx to launch an online character-building program with the students, followed by an assembly where he spoke about how his character helped him get to the NFL...Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which supports breakfast in schools and an active lifestyle for kids...Regularly visits hospitals and sends get-well messages to fans across the country battling illnesses to show support during their difficult treatments...Speaks at numerous events throughout the year about domestic violence and cancer research/awareness...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Played in the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club with foundation supporters...Attended the Joyful Heart Foundation’s Joyful Revolution Gala...Attended the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Sundae Blitz ice cream social at MetLife Stadium and interacted with families battling childhood cancer...Participated in a conversation with Senator Cory Booker and the non-profit RISE regarding current social justice issues in our nation.
PERSONAL:
-    On May 16, 2015, married college sweetheart Danielle Conti, a first lieutenant in the National Guard… An inspiration to many, Herzlich won the ESPY for the Comeback Athlete of the Year in 2010 and the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award in 2010 after overcoming Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that forced him to miss the entire 2009 season…Earned numerous honors for his courage and outreach, including the Disney Spirit Award, an honorary Lott Trophy and the ACC Commissioner’s Cup…Interned with J.P. Morgan and  has worked in broadcasting for NBC Sports…Earned a master’s degree in administrative studies…Spends much of the offseason traveling around the country as a motivational and public speaker. He speaks frequently about raising awareness to fight cancer and domestic violence, leadership training and crisis management…Earned Associated Press Class AAAA All-State first-team honors as senior linebacker at Conestoga (Pa.) High School…Became the first player in school history to win the team MVP award 3 times…Registered a team-high 153 tackles (48 solo) in 2005...Also lined up at fullback in 2003 and 2004…Led the Pioneers to back-to-back Central League titles…Starred as an attackman on Conestoga’s lacrosse team…Son of Sandon and Barbara Herzlich.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on July 28, 2011.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Has played in 88 regular-season games with 17 starts…Career totals include 121 tackles (84 solo), 1.0 sack, 3 passes defensed, 1 forced fumble, and 53 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries on special teams.
-    In 2016, Herzlich played in 14 games…Inactive with a concussion at Pittsburgh (12/4) and vs. Dallas (12/11)…Most of his playing time was on special teams, where he finished with 7 tackles and a fumble recovery…Recorded 2 special teams tackles vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Recovered a fumble by Janoris Jenkins after he had scooped up the ball after Jason Pierre-Paul blocked Caleb Sturgis’ 40-yard field goal attempt vs. Philadelphia (11/6).
-    In 2015, Herzlich played in all 16 games with 3 starts at strongside linebacker…Finished the season with 17 tackles (9 solo), a forced fumble and 8 special teams tackles…Started for the first time vs. San Francisco (10/11) and had a season-high 5 tackles (4 solo)…Had 2 tackles vs. New England (11/15), vs. the Jets (12/6) and at Minnesota (12/27)…Also started at Miami, where he forced a fumble (12/14) and vs. Carolina (12/20)…Had 2 special teams tackles at Buffalo (10/4).
-    In 2014, Herzlich played in 15 games with a career-high 8 starts (3 at middle linebacker, 5 at weakside linebacker)…Inactive due to a concussion at Tennessee (12/7)…Finished the season with a career-high 47 tackles (31 solo) on defense and 5 tackles (4 solo) on special teams…Got his first career sack, a 2-yard takedown of Mark Sanchez that was one of his 7 tackles (5 solo) vs. Philadelphia (12/28)…Started on the weak side and had a season-high 9 tackles (6 solo) vs. San Francisco (11/16)…Recorded 6 tackles (3 solo) vs. Dallas (11/23)…Contributed 5 tackles (4 solo) at St. Louis (12/21), and 5 tackles (3 solo) at Washington (9/25).
-    In 2013, played in 16 games with 2 starts: at Carolina (9/22) and at Kansas City (9/29)…Contributed 32 tackles (26 solo) and 1 pass defensed and a team-high 14 tackles (12 solo) on special teams…Opened the season with 4 tackles (3 solo) at Dallas (9/8)…In his 2 starts, had 8 tackles (7 solo) at the Panthers and a career-high 12 tackles (10 solo) at the Chiefs…Had 4 special teams tackles vs. Green Bay (11/17) and 3 at Washington (12/1).
-    In 2012, Herzlich played in all 16 games with 2 starts: vs. Pittsburgh (11/4) and at Baltimore (12/23)…Finished the season with 19 tackles (14 solo) on defense and was tied for 3rd on the team with 13 special teams tackles (12 solo)…Had a season-high 8 tackles (6 solo) vs. Pittsburgh and 7 tackles (6 solo) at Baltimore.
-    As a rookie in 2011, played in 11 regular-season games with 2 starts…Was inactive for final 5 games of the regular season and all 4 postseason games with an ankle injury suffered at New Orleans (11/28)…Started vs. Philadelphia (11/20) and at New Orleans…Finished with 6 tackles (4 solo) on defense and 6 tackles (4 solo) on special teams.
-    Made NFL debut at Washington (9/11)…Saw his first career action on defense when he started vs. the Eagles and had 4 tackles (2 solo)…Recorded 2 solo tackles and 1 special teams tackle before suffering an ankle injury at New Orleans.

COLLEGE:    
-    Herzlich’s career totals at Boston College included 314 tackles (218 solo), 12 interceptions, 5.5 sacks and 7 forced fumbles…In 2008, he was a first-team All-America and ACC Defensive Player of the Year…That season, played in 14 games with 13 starts and had career-high totals of 110 tackles (65 solo) and 6 interceptions…Was a finalist for the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s top linebacker…Returned to the field in 2010, started all 13 games and finished with 65 tackles (50 solo) and 4 interceptions.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Recognized as the 2017 Hometown Hero at the Gridiron Gala presented by United Way NYC for his exemplary work in the community...Honored at the Gridiron Gala Kickoff and spoke about his involvement in the community...Host of the 2017 NBC4 and Telemundo 47 Health and Fitness Expo Presented By Quest Diagnostics at MetLife Stadium...National board member of The Joyful Heart Foundation, which works to create a world free of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse...Spoke at the Celebration of Life Gala hosted by the Sarcoma Foundation of America...Member of the advisory board for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, which helps families tackle childhood cancer by providing comprehensive financial, emotional, and practical support so they can be there for each other...Raised awareness for the Jay Fund by wearing custom designed cleats during Week 13 for the league-wide initiative “My Cause My Cleats.”...Serves as a member of the American Cancer Society’s Athlete Council...Hosts an annual “Steps to Cure Sarcoma 5K” fundraiser in his hometown of Wayne, PA...  Works closely with A Call to Men, a violence prevention organization and respected leader on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls...Travels the country speaking to students groups about healthy relationships throughout the year...Proud supporter of the United Way Character Playbook initiative...Attended Eagle Academy with teammates in the Bronx to launch an online character-building program with the students, followed by an assembly where he spoke about how his character helped him get to the NFL...Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which supports breakfast in schools and an active lifestyle for kids...Regularly visits hospitals and sends get-well messages to fans across the country battling illnesses to show support during their difficult treatments...Speaks at numerous events throughout the year about domestic violence and cancer research/awareness...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Played in the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club with foundation supporters...Attended the Joyful Heart Foundation’s Joyful Revolution Gala...Attended the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Sundae Blitz ice cream social at MetLife Stadium and interacted with families battling childhood cancer...Participated in a conversation with Senator Cory Booker and the non-profit RISE regarding current social justice issues in our nation.
PERSONAL:
-    On May 16, 2015, married college sweetheart Danielle Conti, a first lieutenant in the National Guard… An inspiration to many, Herzlich won the ESPY for the Comeback Athlete of the Year in 2010 and the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award in 2010 after overcoming Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that forced him to miss the entire 2009 season…Earned numerous honors for his courage and outreach, including the Disney Spirit Award, an honorary Lott Trophy and the ACC Commissioner’s Cup…Interned with J.P. Morgan and  has worked in broadcasting for NBC Sports…Earned a master’s degree in administrative studies…Spends much of the offseason traveling around the country as a motivational and public speaker. He speaks frequently about raising awareness to fight cancer and domestic violence, leadership training and crisis management…Earned Associated Press Class AAAA All-State first-team honors as senior linebacker at Conestoga (Pa.) High School…Became the first player in school history to win the team MVP award 3 times…Registered a team-high 153 tackles (48 solo) in 2005...Also lined up at fullback in 2003 and 2004…Led the Pioneers to back-to-back Central League titles…Starred as an attackman on Conestoga’s lacrosse team…Son of Sandon and Barbara Herzlich.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 173 118 55 1.0 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 1 2
2016 NYG 14 0 7 4 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2015 NYG 16 3 30 17 13 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 NYG 15 8 52 35 17 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2013 NYG 16 2 42 32 10 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 NYG 16 2 30 22 8 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 NYG 11 2 12 8 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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