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09-25-2011, 01:13 AM
On the Steelers: The life and times of the Pouncey brothers
Sunday, September 25, 2011
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers could not pull it off, so it will be left up to the AFC to possibly do it -- have the Pouncey twins play on the same team.
The Miami Dolphins drafted Maurkice Pouncey's twin brother, Mike, before the Steelers could try to do it, and he has started the first two games at center for them. At Florida, the twins played side by side with Maurkice at center and Mike at guard. After Maurkice left school one year early and the Steelers drafted him in the first round, Mike moved into his spot as the Gators' starting center in 2010.
Maurkice made the Pro Bowl as a rookie -- he did not attend because of the Super Bowl conflict -- and now Mike told his twin that "he's going to take my spot this year."
"He's been balling," Maurkice said of his brother's play at center with the Dolphins.
Indianapolis has a pull on Maurkice and not just because he and his teammates play there tonight. It is home to the next Super Bowl, and it also was the home of the Pouncey twins' mother before her family moved to Florida. Maurkice put in a large order of tickets for this one so his grandparents and many of his aunts, uncles and cousins can show up for the game. They all used to be Colts fans.
"They're definitely Steelers fans now, or they ain't coming to the game," Pouncey said.
There is only one thing Maurkice Pouncey would like better than for him and his twin to hold down the two roster spots for center in the Pro Bowl for the AFC -- one of them in the Super Bowl, preferably him.

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