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Maurkice Pouncey
C #53
Height:
6-4
Weight:
304
Age:
27
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Lakeland, Florda
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2016):

G
12
GS
12
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 74 74
2016 PIT 12 12
2014 PIT 16 16
2013 PIT 1 1
2012 PIT 15 15
2011 PIT 14 14
2010 PIT 16 16
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @WAS W 38-16
2 CIN W 24-16
3 @PHI L 3-34
4 KC W 43-14
5 NYJ W 31-13
6 @MIA L 15-30
7 NE L 16-27
9 @BAL L 14-21
10 DAL L 30-35
11 @CLE W 24-9
12 @IND W 28-7
13 NYG W 24-14

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Biography

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Became the first center in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons (2010-12), and he earned his fourth Pro Bowl selection in 2014.
  • Named first-team Associated Press All-Pro twice (2011 and 2014).
  • Earned second-team Associated Press All-Pro honors twice (2010 and 2012).
  • Named to the 2012 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team.
  • Named to Pro Football Weekly/PFWA’s All-NFL Team in 2011.
  • Named to The Sporting News’ All-Rookie Team and PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2010.
  • Selected to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team as a rookie.
  • Won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award, given annually to the Steelers’ top rookie, in 2010 after becoming the first Steelers’ rookie lineman to start his first NFL game since 2000 (Marvel Smith).

PRO (74-74/3-3): Placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List due to a right leg injury on September 6, 2015…signed a five-year contract extension with the Steelers on June 12, 2014, to remain with the team through 2019…placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List due to a right knee injury on September 9, 2013…placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List due to an ankle injury on February 5, 2011…originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (18th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

2016 (12-12):

  • 9/12 at Washington: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver.
  • 10/2 vs. Kansas City: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 300 yards with five touchdowns and for Le’Veon Bell to rush for 144 yards.
  • 11/6 at Baltimore: Missed significant time due to a finger injury.
  • 11/20 at Cleveland: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for Bell to rush for a season-high 146 yards…was also a part of an offensive line that gave up zero sacks.
  • 11/24 at Indianapolis: Was part of an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack for the second straight game.

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    CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

    • Became the first center in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons (2010-12), and he earned his fourth Pro Bowl selection in 2014.
    • Named first-team Associated Press All-Pro twice (2011 and 2014).
    • Earned second-team Associated Press All-Pro honors twice (2010 and 2012).
    • Named to the 2012 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team.
    • Named to Pro Football Weekly/PFWA’s All-NFL Team in 2011.
    • Named to The Sporting News’ All-Rookie Team and PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2010.
    • Selected to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team as a rookie.
    • Won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award, given annually to the Steelers’ top rookie, in 2010 after becoming the first Steelers’ rookie lineman to start his first NFL game since 2000 (Marvel Smith).

    PRO (74-74/3-3): Placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List due to a right leg injury on September 6, 2015…signed a five-year contract extension with the Steelers on June 12, 2014, to remain with the team through 2019…placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List due to a right knee injury on September 9, 2013…placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List due to an ankle injury on February 5, 2011…originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (18th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

    2016 (12-12):

    • 9/12 at Washington: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for a 300-yard passer, 100-yard rusher and 100-yard receiver.
    • 10/2 vs. Kansas City: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 300 yards with five touchdowns and for Le’Veon Bell to rush for 144 yards.
    • 11/6 at Baltimore: Missed significant time due to a finger injury.
    • 11/20 at Cleveland: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for Bell to rush for a season-high 146 yards…was also a part of an offensive line that gave up zero sacks.
    • 11/24 at Indianapolis: Was part of an offensive line that didn’t allow a sack for the second straight game.
    2015 (0-0/0-0): Spent the entire season on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured; Designated for Return List due to a right leg injury he suffered during the preseason.

    2014 (16-16/1-1): Started at C in all 16 regular-season games for the second time in his career (2010)…was part of an offensive line that helped block for the offense to set numerous single-season team records, including total points (436), total yards (6,577) and total first downs (379)…also helped block for an offense that led the NFL in time of possession (32:24), yards per first down play (6.42) and tied for the league lead in yards per play (6.2)….was part of an offensive line that allowed zero sacks in three games during the regular season (10/26 vs. Indianapolis, 12/7 at Cincinnati and 12/28 vs. Cincinnati)…made his 50th career regular-season start 9/28 at Tampa Bay…also started the lone postseason contest at C.

    • 9/21 at Carolina: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for RB Le’Veon Bell and RB LeGarrette Blount to each record 100-yard games…marked the first time since 1986 that the Steelers had two 100-yard rushers in the same game.
    • 10/26 vs. Indianapolis: Was part of an offensive line that allowed QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for single-game team records in completions (40) passing yards (522) and passing touchdowns (6).
    • 11/2 vs. Baltimore: Was part of an offensive line that helped block for Roethlisberger to throw six touchdowns and to total an NFL record 12 touchdown passes in back-to-back games.
    • 11/17 at Tennessee: Was part of an offensive line that helped pave the way for Bell to record the fourth-highest single game rushing total in team history (204 yards).

    2013 (1-1): Started at C in the season opener 9/8 vs. Tennessee, but he left the game in the first quarter with a right knee injury and did not return…placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List due to a right knee injury on September 9.

    2012 (15-15): Started all 15 games played (14 at C and 1 at LG)…his first and only career start at LG was 12/2 at Baltimore…inactive due to a right knee injury 10/21 at Cincinnati…was part of an offensive line that helped block for Roethlisberger to throw for 26 touchdowns and register a passer rating of 97.0.

    2011 (14-14/0-0): Started 14 games at C during the regular season…inactive 12/19 at San Francisco and 12/24 vs. St. Louis due to an ankle injury…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 372.3 total net yards per game and for Roethlisberger to throw for 4,077 yards during the regular season…inactive due to an ankle injury for the AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver.

    2010 (16-16/2-2): Started all 16 regular-season games at C as a rookie...became the first Steelers’ rookie lineman to start in his first NFL game since 2000 (Marvel Smith) when he started 9/12 vs. Atlanta…helped pave the way for RB Rashard Mendenhall to rush for a career-high 1,273 yards with a career-high 13 rushing touchdowns...started the first two postseason contests…injured his ankle in the first quarter and did not return to the AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. N.Y. Jets…placed on the Steelers’ Reserve/Injured List due to an ankle injury on February 5.

    COLLEGE: Started 39-of-41 games that he appeared in for Florida (2007-09)...in 2009 as a junior, became the first player in school history to capture the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the nation’s best center...also in 2009, was a unanimous All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice, and an All-America first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, Football Writers Association and Walter Camp, adding second-team honors from the Associated Press…helped lead his team to an SEC Championship and FedEx BCS National Championship in 2008…also in 2008, he was named All-Southeastern Conference first team…as a freshman in 2007, was named first-team Freshman All-America by the College Football News and Rivals.com and was a member of the Freshman All-Southeastern Conference squads selected by the league’s coaches and Associated Press…majored in social and behavioral sciences.

    PERSONAL: Attended Lakeland High School (Lakeland, Fla.)...was one of 16 offensive linemen named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 squad...also a two-time All-State selection...as a senior, he and his twin brother, Mike, helped lead Lakeland to its 45th consecutive victory, third-consecutive Class 5A State Championship and second-straight USA Today National Championship in 2006...they were part of an offensive line that blocked for a 4,000-yard rushing team that season...Maurkice and Mike were also teammates at Florida...Mike was drafted in the first round by the Miami Dolphins in the 2011 NFL Draft....son of Lisa and Rob Webster...has one daughter, Jayda…Full name: LaShawn Maurkice Pouncey.