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Mark Herzlich Drafted By Omaha Nighthawks In 2011 UFL Draft

His name may have not been called at Radio City Music Hall in New York City over the weekend, but Mark Herzlich's name was tweeted Monday night, which means his football career will continue. 

Boston College's Herzlich, who was not taken in the 2011 NFL Draft and immediately became one of the top undrafted free agents, was selected in the 2011 United Football League Draft Monday night, drafted by the Omaha Nighthawks with the No. 51 overall pick. 

Texas A&M QB Jerrod Johnson was the No. 1 overall pick, taken by the Hartford Colonials.

The entire 2011 UFL Draft was held on Twitter -- really -- which is where head coach Joe Moglia let CNBC's Darren Rovell announced the Nighthawks had selected Herzlich. 

With the 51st pick in @theUFL Draft, Omaha selects BC LB Mark Herzlich. Incredible story. Go get 'em, Mark! #UFLDraft

Moglia added latter via his own Twitter that "Mark Herzlich is a special person and we feel a special football player ... We would like to offer Mark to opportunity to showcase his talents."

The United Football League began play in October of 2009, and currently is comprised of five teams: Harttford Colonials, Las Vegas Locomotives, Sacramento Mountain, Virginia Destroyers and, joining in 2010, the Omaha Nighthawks. 

THe Nighthawks went 3-5 in their debut season, finishing in last place. 

The eight-game 2011 UFL season, the third campaign in the league's history, will begin on the Aug. 12 weekend, with the championship game scheduled for Oct. 23.