"They think I'm their Yellow Pages," Okoye said.
Added Jim Harbaugh: "Lawrence has become a more popular guy on the team, I noticed."
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Okoye, of course, knows his come country well, and players took advantage on their first night out in town. But the rugby player-turned-Olympian-turned-NFL rookie would rather talk about his increasingly higher "football IQ," to borrow his phrase.
His late-night film sessions keep him going for the time being.
"He's a football nerd right now," said defensive line coach Jim Tomsula, who has found his 'super chap' pupil at the team's Santa Clara, Calif. facility as late as 11 p.m. "He talks it, he eats it, he sleeps it."
Added Okoye, who has deferred his acceptance to the University of Oxford until 2017: "I'll be on my laptop all the time, checking things up... I like researching things, and I think that's something I have to do in the position I'm in."