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NFL Hopeful Stands Outside Patriots' Stadium Seven Hours a Day, Every Day, Hoping for a Shot


"I don't plan on stopping any time soon."

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Starting at 6 a.m. April 21, a man has been standing outside Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, hoping for chance to try out for the team.

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The man hoping to catch the eye of Patriots management and coaches is Abiola Aborishade. The former NCAA Division-III star receiver for the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth was a standout his senior year, leading the team in all-purpose yards and producing a highlight reel worth a look.

Fall 2014 was the last time Aborishade played football.

After graduating in 2015, Aborishade has been working full time in a non-football job to "pay the bills." But playing pro football is his dream.

Several local sports fans have posted messages on Twitter, encouraging the Patriots to give Aborishade a look. One local sports radio show also prodded the Patriots online.

Is Aborishade good enough for the NFL? The undrafted prospect has been holding his daily vigil in hopes of getting a chance to show someone on the Patriots coaching staff that he has what it takes.

Watch the video profile of Abiola Aborishade produced by

The New England Patriots have not responded to our request for comment on Aborishade's chances for a try out.

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