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Snapshot: Yaacov Yisrael

Snapshot: Yaacov Yisrael

Yaacov Yisrael, the rookie strong safety the Steelers signed in April out of Penn State, wants to set a few things straight.<br><br> One is his first name. The other is his health.

"Ya-COVE," he stressed to the reporter who waved him over with a "YACK-off." "It's Hebrew for Jacob," Yisrael said. "My dad is Hebrew." And his dad would have you know, too, that Ya-COVE's right knee is sound. Yisrael proved that last year when he led Penn State in solo tackles (57) and was second in total tackles (93) and interceptions (3). "My highlight from college?" Yisrael repeated. "That was...

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