Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey and Chargers’ Mike Pouncey Retire from NFL

Mike Pouncey. Photo by Jason Pohuski/CSM/Shutterstock (10011920dm)

Twin brothers Maurkice Pouncey and Mike Pouncey somehow didn’t enter the NFL in the same year. But that won’t stop them from retiring together.

Retired Pittsburgh Steelers’ guard Ramon Foster shared on social media on Friday that the Pouncey brothers asked him to announce the end of their playing careers. He also attached a memo in which the twins thanked all those who were involved in their careers.

Maurkice Pouncey spent his entire NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who drafted him with the No. 18 pick in 2010. He went on to become one of the franchise’s most reliable players, taking the field in 134 games at the center position. He will leave the league with nine Pro Bowl appearances to his name alongside five All-Pro selections and the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team nod.

Following Maurkice Pouncey’s retirement announcement, multiple members of the Steelers’ organization went on to congratulate the 31-year-old veteran on social media, including his teammate TJ Watt and head coach Mike Tomlin.

Mike Pouncey started his NFL journey with the Miami Dolphins, being their No. 15 pick in 2011. He played in Florida for seven years, during which he had three Pro Bowl selections. In 2018, he signed with the LA Chargers and earned one additional Pro Bowl nod there.  Altogether, he has 114 games as a pro in 10 years.