Friday, February 3, 2012

Profile: Mark Herzlich

We weren't planning a Super Bowl post this year, but when it came out that the Giants' Mark Herzlich has Jewish roots... it had to be done.

Religion and prayer have long propelled the Herzlich family. Mark’s father Sandy, who was raised Jewish, related the family’s flight from Vienna during the German invasion of Austria in World War II as a past example of pushing past persecution and pain. “My dad and grandparents figured it was a good time to get out of town,” says Sandy, who converted to Protestantism when Mark was born.[1]
Suggestions by Scott from Maryland, Bruce from Cambridge, IL, Michael from Montreal, and Barbara from Austria.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, just when I think I know all the big Jewish-y names in football, you come through again.

    Good post and well done. I've admired Herzlich for a while, and he certainly has Edelman beat for a K-score.