View Full Version : Steelers rookies settling in after whirlwind week

05-05-2012, 09:18 AM
PITTSBURGH (AP) Alameda Ta'amu's ''welcome to the NFL'' moment didn't come when the Pittsburgh Steelers selected the massive nose tackle in the fourth round of last week's draft.
Instead it came a little later when All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu - who like Ta'amu is of Samoan heritage - buzzed the rookie's cell phone.
''When he called me, I didn't think it was really him,'' Ta'amu said with a laugh. ''But then you know his voice from those Head & Shoulders commercials. I was talking to him and it was crazy.''
Polamalu offered Ta'amu a sounding board and someone to lean on as he gets acclimated to life as a professional. As mentors go, Ta'amu could do a lot worse.

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