By Brendan Maloy
June 11, 2014

New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich says he wanted to be cast as The Mountain on Game of Thrones, but the producers went with 6'9", 405-pound Thor Bjornsson for his ability to crush skulls.

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The cancer survivor seems to be a full-blown super fan of the show based on the video, where he quickly gets into a conversation with the TMZ camera man about the ins and outs of Westeros and his favorite characters.

Herzlich says that his favorite character from the show is Khal Drogo but adds he would not mind being Tyrion Lannister despite his diminutive size.

Considering Game of Thrones recent track record of hiring former athletes, Herzlich shouldn't give up hope on appearing on the show just yet.



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