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Mike Pouncey
C #51
Height:
6-5
Weight:
305
Age:
25
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Lakeland, FL
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

G
7
GS
7

Biography

FINS FACT
Mike and his twin brother, Maurkice, who plays with the Pittsburgh Steelers, in coordination with Deshea Townsend’s “Pay It Forward” Foundation, held a free youth football camp for boys and girls ages 7-14 on June 25, 2010 on their former prep football fields at Lakeland High School. The Pouncey Twins, along with former teammates and coaches, taught local children fundamental football skills, with an emphasis on good sportsmanship, academic success, respect and leadership. “Guys used to come back and talk to us when we were in these same situations as some of these kids are,” Mike said. “It meant the world to us. So that’s basically what we want to do. If we only got one guy’s attention in that classroom, just to change a life, to us, meant a lot.”

FINS FACT
Mike and his twin brother, Maurkice, who plays with the Pittsburgh Steelers, in coordination with Deshea Townsend’s “Pay It Forward” Foundation, held a free youth football camp for boys and girls ages 7-14 on June 25, 2010 on their former prep football fields at Lakeland High School. The Pouncey Twins, along with former teammates and coaches, taught local children fundamental football skills, with an emphasis on good sportsmanship, academic success, respect and leadership. “Guys used to come back and talk to us when we were in these same situations as some of these kids are,” Mike said. “It meant the world to us. So that’s basically what we want to do. If we only got one guy’s attention in that classroom, just to change a life, to us, meant a lot.”

COLLEGE
Played in 54 games with 45 career starts at the University of Florida . . . A versatile player, saw action at right offensive guard (28 games), center (13) and weak-side defensive tackle (four)  . . . Recorded 214 knockdowns and 30 touchdown-resulting blocks in three seasons as an offensive lineman . . . Selected to play in the 2011 Under Armour Senior Bowl . . . Started all 13 games at center as a senior in 2010, including the 2011 Outback Bowl game . . . Earned second-team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press . . . Named SEC Offensive Line Player of the Week and co-Offensive Player of the Game vs. South Florida . . . Graded out a team-high 92-percent and was named to Florida’s Champions’ Club for his efforts vs. Georgia . . . Also earned Champions’ Club recognition in victories over USF, Tennessee and Kentucky . . . Started all 14 games as a junior  in 2009, including the SEC Championship game vs. Alabama and the 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl win vs. Cincinnati . . . Started at right guard in season opener vs. Charleston Southern, grading out at 98-percent, recording one knockdown and anchored an offensive line that allowed Florida to rush for 369 yards, the most rushing yards in a season opener in school history . . . Helped lead Florida’s offensive charge in the 23-13 win over Tennessee, grading out a Champion at 89-percent, while recording one knockdown in 61 snaps . . . Took 60 snaps in the win at Kentucky helping Tim Tebow rush for more than 100 yards . . . Contributed to Florida’s 56-6 win over Troy, grading out a Champion at 90-percent and recording two knockdowns, while also grabbing a key Florida fumble recovery in the air that allowed the Gators to keep possession of the ball . . . Started all 14 games at right guard as a sophomore in 2008 . . . Named Offensive Line Player of the Game in the Gators’ win over Hawaii in the season-opener after grading out at 94-percent . . . Named school’s Offensive Line Player of the Week for the second time of season and also garnered Champions’ club honors after grading a team-high 95-percent in victory over Tennessee . . . Best performance of season came vs.  LSU, where he graded out at 97-percent and recorded four knockdowns . . . Also achieved grades of 90-percent or higher against Vanderbilt, Kentucky and The Citadel  . . . Played in 13 games with four starts as a true freshman in 2007 . . . Started the final four regular-season games of the year against Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida Atlantic and Florida State . . . Made the move from offensive line to defensive line the week prior to the Vanderbilt game due to several injuries on the defensive line . . . Had only seen action on the defensive side of the ball on goal line situations in high school . . . Finished with eight tackles (five solo) . . . Added one tackle for a loss of two yards and tallied one interception . . . Made two tackles vs. Vanderbilt, including one for a loss of two yards, in his first career start . . . Had two tackles against South Carolina and Florida State . . . Picked off his first career interception in the fourth quarter of the Capital One Bowl vs. Michigan and returned it nine yards, which eventually led to a go-ahead Florida touchdown . . . Also had two tackles against the Wolverines . . . Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL
Has a daughter, Janiyah . . . Attended Lakeland (Fla.) Senior High School . . . Rated among the nation’s top offensive guard recruits according to Scout.com (seventh) and Rivals.com (31st) . . . Helped lead 2006 National Champions Lakeland to its 45th consecutive victory, third-consecutive Class 5A state championship and second-straight USA Today national championship as a senior in 2006 . . . Was an integral part of an offensive line that blocked for a 4,000-yard rushing team . . . One of 16 offensive linemen in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 . . . Earned all-state honors as a junior . . . Twin brother, Maurkice, was a first-round selection (18th overall) of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 NFL Draft, making the Pro Bowl as a rookie . . . Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing Tournament . . . Growing up, was a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and L.A. Lakers and his favorite athletes were Bucs linebacker Derrick Brooks and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant . . . Lists “Law and Order: SVU” as favorite television show and Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Plies as favorite recording artists . . . Full name is James Michael Pouncey, born July 24, 1989 in Bartow, Fla.

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 53 53
2014 MIA 7 7
2013 MIA 14 14
2012 MIA 16 16
2011 MIA 16 16
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 NE W 33-20
2 @BUF L 10-29
3 KC L 15-34
4 @OAK W 38-14
6 GB L 24-27
7 @CHI W 27-14
8 @JAC W 27-13
9 SD W 37-0
10 @DET L 16-20
11 BUF W 22-9
12 @DEN L 36-39

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