By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Round one of the 2021 NFL Draft is Thursday night. One Philadelphia native is hoping to hear his name called this weekend after overcoming being shot multiple times following a high school football game.

Ray Thomas-Ishman went to high school at Simon-Gratz High School. In 2013, the star football player was shot five times after a game.

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It took him 14 months to get back on the field after the shooting.

He played college football or the University of Massachusetts and the University of Buffalo.

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Thomas-Ishman says he was driven to overcome his shooting injuries.

“I think that gave me the fuel to strive, I don’t want to be that statistic,” Thomas-Ishman said.

He says he is ready to play in the NFL.

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The Eagles hold the 12th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but that could change if there are any trades.