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Max Starks lives football, breathes classical music

Updated: January 18, 2013, 10:03 AM ET
By Jane McManus

In December, members of the Pittsburgh Steelers dressed for practice and were led to the indoor field as usual. But when the doors opened, there on the turf was a classical ensemble playing the seasonally appropriate "Sleigh Ride." Offensive lineman Max Starks and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger played the bells while cornerback Ike Taylor conducted.

No, it was not a hallucination.

Starks, a 6-foot-8, 345-pound tackle, was on the board ...

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