PRO (46-46/2-2): Maurkice Pouncey was originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (18th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
PRO (46-46/2-2): Maurkice Pouncey was originally drafted by the Steelers in the first round (18th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
2013 (1-1): Started at C for the season opener 9/8 vs. Tennessee…left the game in the first quarter with a right knee injury and did not return. Placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured List with a right knee injury on September 9, 2013.
2012 (15-15): Maurkice Pouncey started 15 games on the offensive line (14 at C and 1 at LG)…missed one game (at Cincinnati) due to a right knee injury…played both the center and left guard position in the latter part of the season due to injured linemen…named to the Pro Bowl for the third straight season…became the first center in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons…named a second-team AP All-Pro and Sporting News All-Pro…also named to the 2012 USA Football All-Fundamentals Team…9/9 at Denver: Started at C for the third consecutive season opener…9/16 vs. N.Y. Jets: Started at C for the third consecutive home opener…helped block for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 275 yards and two touchdowns…9/23 at Oakland: Started at C…helped block for a Steelers offense that scored on two touchdown drives of 80+ yards (81 and 85)…10/7 vs. Philadelphia: Started at C…helped block for a Steelers’ offense that controlled the football for 33:31…10/11 at Tennessee: Started at C…left the game in the first quarter with a right leg injury and did not return…10/21 at Cincinnati: Inactive due to a right knee injury…10/28 vs. Washington: Returned to the starting lineup at C after missing one a game due to a right knee injury…was part of an offensive line that did not allow a quarterback sack…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Helped block for the Steelers’ rushing attack to gain 158 yards on the ground…11/12 vs. Kansas City: Started at C…11/18 vs. Baltimore: Served as a team captain, filling in for injured QB Ben Roethlisberger…started at C…helped block for a Steelers’ offense that controlled the ball for 32:51…11/25 at Cleveland: Served as a team captain, filling in for the injured Roethlisberger…12/2 at Baltimore: Made his first career start at LG, filling in for injured LG Willie Colon...served as a team captain, filling in for the injured Roethlisberger…was part of an offensive line that helped the Steelers’ gain 366 total net yards…12/9 vs. San Diego: Started at C but moved to LG due to an injury to Colon…12/16 at Dallas: Started at C…helped block for Roethlisberger to throw for 339 yards and two touchdowns…12/23 vs. Cincinnati: Started at C…12/30 vs. Cleveland: Made his 45th career start on the offensive line…started at C but moved to LG due to injuries to G David DeCastro and RT Kelvin Beachum.
2011 (14-14/0-0): Started 14 games at C…missed two regular season games (Weeks 15-16) and the lone postseason contest with an ankle injury…named an AFC Pro Bowl Starter, a First-Team AP All-Pro and named to Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America’s 2011 All-NFL Team…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 372.3 total net yards per game and for QB Ben Roethlisberger to throw for 4,077 yards…9/18 vs. Seattle: Helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 421 total yards…9/25 at Indianapolis: Helped block for Roethlisberger to throw for 364 yards and one touchdown…10/2 at Houston: Part of line that led the way for Steelers’ rushers to gain 118 yards on the ground…10/9 vs. Tennessee: Helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 174 yards on the ground and for Roethlisberger to throw for five touchdowns…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Assisted in clearing the way for Steelers’ rushers to gain 185 yards, including RB Rashard Mendenhall’s 146 yards and one touchdown…10/23 at Arizona: Part of line that gave Roethlisberger time to throw for 361 yards and three touchdowns…over the next two weeks helped block for Roethlisberger to throw for a season-high 365 yards (10/30 vs. New England) and 330 yards (11/6 vs. Baltimore)…11/27 at Kansas City: Left the game in the second quarter with an illness and did not return…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Part of line that helped the Steelers rush for 136 yards on 33 carries (4.1 avg.)…12/8 vs. Cleveland: Forced to leave the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return…12/19 at San Francisco: Was inactive due to an ankle injury, snapping a streak of 29 consecutive regular-season starts at C…1/1 at Cleveland: Started at C after missing two games due to an ankle injury…helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 360 total yards…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Missed game due to an ankle injury.
2010 (16-16/2-2): Started all 16 regular-season games at center, earning numerous accolades in his rookie season...became the first Steelers’ rookie lineman to start his first NFL game since 2000 (Marvel Smith)...named to his first Pro Bowl as a reserve...won the Joe Greene Great Performance Award, given annually to the Steelers’ top rookie...was named to Sporting News’ All-Rookie Team and to Pro Football Weekly’s Midseason All-Pro Team...named a PFW/PFWA All-Rookie...paved the way for RB Rashard Mendenhall to rush for a career-high 1,273 yards and a career-high 13 rushing touchdowns...started the first two postseason contests...left the game prior to halftime in the AFC Championship Game on January 23, 2011 with an ankle injury and did not return...was placed on the Reserve/ Injured List on February 5, 2011 and missed Super Bowl XLV...9/12 vs. Atlanta: Became the first Steelers’ rookie lineman to start in his first NFL game since 2000 (Marvel Smith)...helped pave the way for Mendenhall to rush for 120 yards including the game winning 50-yard run for a touchdown in overtime...9/19 at Tennessee: Helped Steelers’ rushers gain 106 yards on the ground...was not flagged for any penalties...9/26 at Tampa Bay: Helped block for a Steelers’ rushing attack that gained 201 yards on the ground, including 143 by Mendenhall…was part of an offensive line that did not commit any penalties or allow a sack...10/17 vs. Cleveland: Part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack for the second time all season...10/24 at Miami: Helped give Roethlisberger time to throw for 302 yards and two touchdowns...11/8 at Cincinnati: Left the game in the second quarter with a leg injury but returned to the game...11/14 vs. New England: Helped block for Roethlisberger to throw for a season-high 387 yards and three touchdowns...11/21 vs. Oakland: Helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 162 yards on the ground, for Roethlisberger to throw for 275 yards and three touchdowns, and for the Steelers’ offense to gain 431 yards of total offense...11/28 at Buffalo: Helped clear the way for Mendenhall to gain a season-high 151 yards rushing...helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain a season-high 206 yards rushing...12/12 vs. Cincinnati: Helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 123 yards on the ground...12/23 vs. Carolina: Helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 408 yards of total offense...helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 115 yards on the ground and for Roethlisberger to throw for 320 yards...1/2 at Cleveland: Helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 418 total yards...AFC Divisional Game 1/15 vs. Baltimore: Started his first career postseason game at center...helped block for Roethlisberger to throw for 226 yards and two touchdowns...AFC Championship Game 1/23 vs. N.Y. Jets: Left the game late in the first quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.
COLLEGE: Maurkice Pouncey started 39-of-41 games that he appeared in for Florida...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...prior to the 2010 Sugar Bowl, spent five-plus hours at a local hospital because of kidney stones...received a CT scan that showed no kidney obstruction, got some IV fluid and played in the game, holding the Cincinnati defensive line to no tackles...enrolled at Florida early as a freshman in January 2007...social & behavioral sciences major. 2009: Played and started in all 14 games...All-America first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report, Football Writers Association and Walter Camp, adding second-team honors from the Associated Press...became the first Gator to receive the Rimington Trophy, given annually to the best center in college football...unanimous All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice...started all 14 games at center...led the nation’s interior linemen with a 91.57% grade for blocking consistency, producing 119 key blocks/knockdowns that included 20 touchdown-resulting blocks and seven more blocks downfield...did not allow a quarterback sack or pressure, nor was he penalized on any of the team’s 919 offensive snaps...provided huge holes for a running attack that ranked 10th in the nation, averaging 221.79 yards per game...named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week vs. Tennessee and Louisiana State (entire front wall awarded vs. LSU)...graded at least 90% for blocking consistency in 11 contests and registered at least one touchdown resulting block in all but one game (Alabama). 2008: Starting center in all 14 games, including the 2008 SEC and FedEx BCS National Championship Game victories...All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection by The NFL Draft Report in his first season as the Gators’ center...College Football News Sophomore All-America pick...was named the SEC’s Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance vs. Arkansas and was one of five UF Offensive Players of the Week after the front wall’s dominance of the Tigers in the Louisiana State clash...led the Gators with 115 knockdowns/key blocks, as he collected 16 touchdown-resulting blocks...allowed just one quarterback sack on 329 pass plays, helping Florida lead the conference and rank 15th nationally with an average of 445.07 yards of total offense per game. 2007: Played in all 13 games and started in 11 at right guard (all except Ole Miss and Florida Atlantic)...also took snaps at center...named first-team Freshman All-America by 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...graded no lower than 83% for blocking consistency in any of his 11 starting assignments...became the seventh true freshman in school history to start a season opener for the Gators.
PERSONAL: Maurkice Pouncey attended Lakeland High School (Lakeland, Fla.)...rated among the nation’s top offensive guard recruits according to Scout.com (15th) and Rivals.com (15th)...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...graduated with a 3.0 grade point average...Maurkice and Mike (offensive lineman) were also teammates at Florida...Mike was drafted in the 1st 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.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 of the 2013 preseason at Heinz Field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Washington Redskins in Week 2 of the 2013 preseason at FedEx Field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Baltimore Ravens in Week 13 of the 2012 regular season.
Pittsburgh Steelers players visit and workout with seniors at the Vintage Senior Center in East Liberty.
The Pittsburgh Steelers held their annual Steelers Style Fashion Show on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Heinz Field. The event is a fundraiser for the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and the Cancer Caring Center.
Pittsburgh Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey donated Thanksgiving turkeys and sides to 200 low-income families from the North Side of Pittsburgh. Pouncey and several of his teammates hosted the event at Stage AE.
Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey talks about beating current teammates Marcus Gilbert and Antonio Brown in high school, why he never wanted to play on the offensive line, and playing for one of the best high school football programs in the country in this locker room look-back.
Craig Wolfley, Bob Labriola and Missi Matthews talk about head coach Mike Tomlin's weekly press conference and discuss who should start at running back against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2 of the 2013 season.
Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin talked about the team's status as they prepare for their second regular season game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He discussed injuries to center Maurkice Pouncey, running back LaRod Stephens-Howling and linebacker Larry Foote and lineup changes to fill the open roster spots.