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NORTH ANDOVER — At 11:15 Thursday morning, Dan Curran was finishing a workout in the Volpe Athletic Center. At a passing glance, he could have been mistaken for a Merrimack College linebacker, or fullback, completing a preseason workout.
However, after a 10-year professional career in the NFL and the Arena Football League — retiring from the Seattle Seahawks because of a neck injury in 2009 — his body is not quite as limber as it used to be.
Still, at 36, the 6-foot, 226-pound Chelmsford native has an obligation to prove to his student-athletes that he is willing to make the same commitment they are.
“I’m not one of those head coaches that’s just a delegator,” said Curran, sitting behind a desk in his office.