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