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Mark Herzlich Begins Return To Field With Flag Football

Some pretty great news for all involved out of Boston College on Wednesday morning: Mark Herzlich, the Eagles linebacker who sat out the 2009 football season while he (successfully) battled Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, will play in Tom Brady's flag football game on Friday.

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... Boston College LB Mark Herzlich has accepted an invitation to play in Patriots QB Tom Brady's flag football game on Friday night at 6 p.m. at Harvard Stadium, which is running in conjunction with the Audi Best Buddies Challenge that Brady helps with annually.

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The game, which is open to the public, will serve as a (very) small step in Herzlich's return to the football field (he is on track to play for B.C. this fall). And if that's not good enough for you, the flag football game benefits Best Buddies, an organization that "creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities." 

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The game is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Harvard Field. In the meantime, head over to BC Interruption, where they are drafting their Ultimate BC Flag Football team in the comments.