Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, who made a miraculous recovery from bone cancer to return to play football for the Eagles, was "very disappointed" to be bypassed in this weekend's NFL draft.
"I guess people are saying I cant play football anymore," Herzlich told the Boston Globe. "Well, I have heard that before and look what happened."
According to the Globe, NFL scouts said Herzlich -- once thought to be a potential first-round pick -- had lost speed after his battle with cancer.
On his Twitter account, Herzlich posted the following messages after the draft:
Thanking everyone for their support tough times call for perseverance and a tough mind."
Then . .
"Today sucked for me but everyone needs to pray for all the people in Alabama. They need us more than ever right now."
Then . . .
"I have been told that I cant play football before. We all know what happened with that.
And finally . . .
"Great thing about a bad day is that you can thank God for the opportunity to wake up the next with a smile on your face"