|Current Team:||Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Birth Day:||July 24, 1989|
|Birth Place:||Ardmore, United States|
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He started every game of the Florida Gators' 2008 National Championship season at the center position.
Maurkice Pouncey plays for the team Pittsburgh Steelers
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|#2||JuJu Smith-Schuster||26||$4 Million||N/A||United States|
|#3||J.T. Barrett||27||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#4||Ben Roethlisberger||40||$100 Million||$23 Million||United States|
|#5||Bud Dupree||29||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#6||Paxton Lynch||28||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#7||TJ Watt||28||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#8||Trey Edmunds||28||N/A||N/A||United States|
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|#13||Ryan Shazier||30||$4 Million||N/A||United States|
|#14||Minkah Fitzpatrick||26||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#15||Daniel McCullers||30||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#16||Chris Boswell||31||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#17||Cameron Heyward||33||N/A||N/A||United States|
|#18||Amara Darboh||28||N/A||N/A||Sierra Leone|
The Pittsburgh Steelers chose Pouncey in the first round (18th pick overall). He was the highest selected center since Damien Woody in 1999, and the highest selected Gators offensive lineman since Kenyatta Walker in 2001.
Pouncey was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He attended Lakeland High School in Lakeland, Florida, where he was a standout lineman for the Lakeland Dreadnaughts high school football team. As a senior in 2006, he helped lead Lakeland High to its third consecutive Florida Class 5A state championship and second straight USA Today national championship.
Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Pouncey was listed as the No. 15 offensive guard in the nation in 2007. He chose Florida over offers from Florida State, Clemson, Miami, and Michigan.
Pouncey began attending the University of Florida early in 2007. His twin brother Mike would also join the Gators, playing defensive line his first season to help an injury-riddled defense. Pouncey saw action at right guard and center his freshman year. He started the season at right guard for the season opener against Western Kentucky, becoming only the seventh true freshman in team history to do so. In a week 6 loss to No. 6 LSU, he would have a grade of 86%. The next week he would have a grade of 85% while the Gators would upset the No. 8 Kentucky. On November 3, 2007, he would again get a champion grade of 83% in a win over Vanderbilt. He finished the season starting 11 games at right guard and playing in all 13. Rivals and College Football News selected him as a freshman first-team All-American and he would also be voted to the Freshman All-SEC team by the coaches and Sporting News.
Beginning in 2008, Pouncey became the full-time starting center for Florida next to his twin brother Mike at right guard. He compiled six games with a grade of 90% or better. The first came in week 3 against Tennessee, where he would have a grade of 93%. In week 6 he was recognized as the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against Arkansas. Pouncey would have a season-high grade of 97% against LSU and then 98% the next game against Kentucky. While playing South Carolina he would have a grade of 90, his last above that mark for the season. The Gators would go on to win the SEC Championship and then defeat Oklahoma to win the FedEx BCS National Championship.
On July 30, 2010, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Pouncey to a five-year, $14.80 million contract with $7.94 million guaranteed.
Pouncey played 14 games in 2011 then 15 games in 2012. Both those years, he was a Pro Bowl selection.
Pouncey's identical twin brother Mike Pouncey was selected 15th overall by the Miami Dolphins in the 2011 NFL Draft. Maurkice is one minute younger than Mike. Pouncey has 2 daughters, Jayda (born October 10, 2011) and Marley.
On June 12, 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Pouncey to a five-year, $44.12 million contract extension with a $13.00 million signing bonus. This extension made him, at that time, the highest paid center in the National Football League. After a successful recovery from knee surgery, Pouncey started all 16 games in 2014 and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time of his career.
On August 23, 2015, during the Steelers' first preseason game, Pouncey suffered a broken fibula when Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix rolled onto the back of Pouncey's ankle. His recovery was delayed further after he developed an infection that required a second surgery. Pouncey ultimately missed the entire 2015 season.
On December 19, 2017, Pouncey was named to his sixth Pro Bowl along with fellow Steeler offensive linemen Alejandro Villanueva and David DeCastro.
On March 7, 2019, Pouncey signed a three-year, $33 million contract extension with the Steelers through the 2021 season, making him the highest-paid center in the NFL. On November 14, 2019, during Thursday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns in Week 11, Pouncey was involved in a brawl after Myles Garrett struck Mason Rudolph in the head with a helmet. Pouncey responded by throwing punches and kicking Garrett, resulting in the two getting ejected. The next day, the NFL suspended Pouncey three games for fighting. This was then shortened to a two game suspension following a successful appeal by Pouncey. Pouncey was reinstated from suspension on December 2, 2019, and activated on December 4, returning for the Steelers' 23–17 win at the Arizona Cardinals.
Currently, Maurkice Pouncey is 33 years, 8 months and 6 days old. Maurkice Pouncey will celebrate 34th birthday on a Monday 24th of July 2023.
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