Thirty-two teams passed over Mark Herzlich, seven times each, in the NFL Draft. Now that he has a chance to make the Giants as an undrafted free agent, he's doing all he can to prove the other 31 clubs wrong.
The former Boston College linebacker who beat cancer to return to football last season, got his first NFL interception on Monday night in the fourth quarter of the Giants' preseason game against the Bears.
As the Giants were blowing out the Bears on their way to a 41-13 win, Herzlich picked off a Caleb Hanie pass at the Giants 2-yard line.
It was awesome, Herzlich told ESPN. You try to get in the right spot and you get lucky. The quarterback threw it near me. I was just making a play.
Herzlich is hoping to make the Giants roster this season as an undrafted free agent.
I dont think one interception is gonna make a roster spot, Herzlich said. Its an accumulation of everything. You take advantage of your opportunities. Thats what its all about.