Tryout hopeful has stood outside Patriots facility for a month
Abiola Aborishade wasn't drafted, but is determined to make his dream of playing in the NFL happen.
For the past month, the former standout wide receiver at Division III UMass Dartmouth has stood outside Gillette Stadium in hopes of landing a tryout with the New England Patriots, according to Kevin Duffy of MassLive.com.
Aborishade has been arriving at the facility around 5:45 a.m. so he can catch the attention of head coach Bill Belichick. He stays until 7 a.m., when his shift at Enterprise Rent-A-Car starts, and then returns after he punches out at 1 p.m. Some players wave, while others, like Jordan Richards, Rob Ninkovich, and Malcolm Butler, have stopped to talk.
"I honestly was thinking three things could happen from this," Aborishade told Duffy. "The first thing is that they see me so often that they get sick and tired of me. So they almost give up, give into it, because I'm not giving in. So they give in and they say, 'OK, let's see what this kid can do.' The second thing is the people who drive around here, who work around here, see me so often that they almost say, 'Hey, we want to see what he can do.'
"And the third thing is they just leave me out here."
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