Dolphins' Pouncey has friendly rivalry with twin
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey records and watches all of the Pittsburgh Steelers' games to study their All-Pro center, and talks with him on the phone every day.
Sometimes they remark on their similar styles of play, which is really no surprise. After all, they're identical twins.
Maurkice Pouncey was born a few minutes after Mike but made it to the NFL first, turning pro in 2010. Mike was drafted by the Dolphins last year and is bidding to overtake his brother as the best center in the league.
By all accounts Mike is closing the gap, even though this is only his third season as a center. Maurkice said his brother has turned the sibling rivalry into a close contest.
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