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Tip Sheet: Rookie's tough choice

Steelers OL Maurkice Pouncey left twin brother to pursue pro dream

Originally Published: May 28, 2010
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Having departed the University of Florida about 20 credit hours shy of his degree, Maurkice Pouncey doesn't have to worry anymore about hustling from the practice field to sociology class.

But Pouncey, an underclassman who was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round last month, still must hit the books hard.

"When you're in college, you could go home and get away with maybe not looking at the playbook some nights," said Pouncey earlier this week. ...

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