Time to shine

Sarah Rothschild

Louis Ayeni battled through a football career wrought with injuries, limiting his playing time and forcing him to switch positions.

But the shoulder injury he suffered in the 2003 season-opener jeopardized Ayeni’s future.

The 5-foot-11, 215-pound former Northwestern defensive back said he didn’t know whether he’d be healthy in time to enter the NFL draft on Saturday.