- Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on July 28, 2011.
- Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on July 28, 2011.
- 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 49 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries on special teams.
- In 2017, Herzlich spent the entire season on injured reserve after suffering a stinger in training camp.
- 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.
- 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-American 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.
- Herzlich was the Giants’ 2017 Giants’ NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee. The award recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field as well as excellence on the field…National board member of The Joyful Heart Foundation, which works to create a world free of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse…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…Attended the annual Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Champions for Children Gala at Cipriani’s in Manhattan…Was a part of the United Way of NYC Character Playbook virtual launch with schools in NYC teaching them about having good character and healthy relationships in different situations in life…Toured Newark Police Headquarters and met command staff, participated in a ride-along with Newark PD Community Affairs personnel and stopped at Newark Central High School and Weequahic High School, where he spoke with teammates to the football team about being leaders in their school and community; surprised the programs with a $10,000 equipment grant…Serves as a member of the American Cancer Society’s Athlete Council…Hosts the 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, domestic violence and cancer research/awareness throughout the year…Proud supporter of the United Way Character Playbook initiative…Appeared on the NBC Today Show special series on breast cancer in October, when he threw a football to fans on the Rockefeller Plaza; the NFL donated $1,000 to American Cancer Society for each completed pass…A cancer survivor, Herzlich regularly visits hospitals and sends get-well messages to fans across the country battling illnesses to show support during difficult times and circumstances... Attended the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party for 600 New Jersey foster children, who each received winter coats, clothes, athletic equipment and enjoyed a night of dancing and fun activities.
- On May 16, 2015, married college sweetheart Danielle Conti, a first lieutenant in the National Guard. They have an infant son, Boston King…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.