Senior Bowl 2011: Mark Herzlich and the 10 Most Inspiring Comebacks in Sports

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Senior Bowl 2011: Mark Herzlich and the 10 Most Inspiring Comebacks in Sports
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If you don't know the name Mark Herzlich, you probably should.  He's a linebacker for the Boston College Eagles who's getting ready to cap off his college career with an appearance in this weekend's Senior Bowl, but that's only the beginning of his story.

Herzlich was a star for the Eagles and an NFL prospect in 2009 when his world came crashing down.  He was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called Ewing's Sarcoma.  At the time, he didn't just not know if he was ever going to play football again, he didn't know if he was going to live.

But he fought it, went through extensive treatment, and emerged five months later cancer-free.  After taking the 2009 season off to rest and continue treatment, he returned in 2010 and re-emerged as even more of a leader for Boston College, and as a symbol of hope for all those who afflicted by this terrible disease.

In honor of his story, here are 10 of the other most inspiring comebacks in sports history.

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