Boylan Grad Dean Lowry not only received a four year contract from the Green Bay Packers, but he gets the start this weekend.

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The former Boylan Titan will be on the defensive line for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Dean was a fourth round draft pick for Green Bay and will get the start as the 2016-17 season begins Sunday for The Pack.

According to InsideU Dean was one of two Northwestern Wildcats taken in the NFL Draft.  The 6'6' 296 Defensive End will wear number 94 as Green Bay takes on Jacksonville this Sunday.

I had a chance to watch Dean as a Northwestern Wildcat live and in person. There is no mistaking an athlete that has that something extra, that "it" factor as they call it. Quick off the snap and was always in control of what he was doing.

Even though I am a Bears fan, it's hard not to cheer on a local guy that has done so well for himself. Best of luck to Dean Lowry as he gets his first NFL start this Sunday.