Mike Tomlin Responds To Maurkice Pouncey’s Retirement

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin wrote an official statement congratulating Maurkice Pouncey on his retirement. He praised Pouncey for his leadership both on and off the field. Tomlin went further to highlight Pouncey’s work in community service in both Pittsburgh and his hometown community in Florida. See coach Tomlin’s full statement below.

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“I want to congratulate Maurkice on his retirement,” Tomlin said. “He has been a leader in our locker room for over a decade and I respect him so much for all he accomplished during his career. His efforts on the field are matched by his dedication and commitment to the Pittsburgh community and the Lakeland (FL) community. He has done so much for his teammates and the entire organization, and I wish him all the best to he and his family in which I know he will continue to be successful in every aspect of life. Much love, Maurkice.”

Maurkice Pouncey was the No. 18 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, so Tomlin has had the luxury of coaching him for his entire career. In 11 seasons, Pouncey made the Pro Bowl nine times. Pouncey was a force on the field, however, he did struggle with injuries. He missed at least three games in each of his last two seasons.
So, now, at 31-years-old, Pouncey has decided to hang up the cleats. But it’s not without some high praise from his coach of 11 years, Mike Tomlin.

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