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He has spent the past several weeks at the D1 training complex in Franklin, Tenn., hoping to become the first Rice player in six years to be selected in the NFL draft.
"I never dreamed this and I never expected to be here," Dillard said a few minutes before starting another grueling workout, which has become as much a part of his daily routine as brushing his teeth. "I thought I'd go to Rice, play my heart out and graduate. But here I am in Nashville, training for the NFL Combine."