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Lindenwood's Desir chasing real-world dream at NFL combine _ a long-shot chance to make NFL

Pierre Desir long ago became resigned to the likelihood that his lifelong NFL dream might not come true.The 6-foot-1, 198-pound cornerback had greater responsibilities than impressing a bunch of football scouts. He worked his way through a growing Division II college in St. Charles, Mo. With no athletic scholarship, he supported a wife and two children by devoting more than 20 hours a day to his job, schoolwork, practice and family.So when he starts working out Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium with the other defensive backs at the NFL's scouting combine, it's no wonder Desir will seemingly hear the roar coming from the living room back home."It's a combine party," he said, explaining how his family and parents planned to watch the workouts on television. "I can almost see my 7-year-old daughter, yelling 'Go Daddy' and not knowing which one I am out there."For years, it seemed nobody knew about Desir or whether he would ever make it big.Low scores on college entrance tests sabotaged his cha...

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