Sicko signed a free agent contract Tuesday, reversing course on a decision that he wouldn't pursue NFL offers after he wasn't taken in the draft.
The 6-foot-4, 251-pound Sicko caused an Internet stir with his announcement Saturday. Some applauded the 22-year-old's focus on academics, while others blasted him for passing on a rare opportunity.
Sicko tells The Times Union newspaper of Albany, N.Y., he was surprised by all the attention. He says he is "a 22-year-old kid" who wanted to make sure he made the right decision for himself and fiancee.
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