Everyone knows of the struggle Mark Herzlich has endured with cancer. It is stories like this that put football in perspective. The reigning ACC defensive player of the year was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that typically affects young men. This weekend Darren Evans is to present Mark with a check for $9494.94 (#94 is his number) which was raised by the team selling 1$ wristbands for the past few weeks.
It's ironic that we will not see the two best players from last year playing this weekend, but both of their injuries, especially Herzlich's, point to the fact that this is just a game, albeit a great one.