A two-time First Team All-American at the University of Florida, Mike Pouncey appeared to be a can’t-miss prospect in the 2011 NFL Draft, and proved to be exactly that after the Miami Dolphins selected him with the 15th overall pick. Pouncey would go on to start all 16 games during his rookie campaign, and earned three Pro Bowl nods over the course of his seven seasons with the Dolphins, twice at center and once at guard. Pouncey played out the final three seasons of his professional career with the San Diego Chargers, where he made another trip to the Pro Bowl in 2018.
Making his second appearance in The Fish Tank, but his first without twin brother, Maurkice, Mike reveals how the Pouncey brothers went on a journey to transform their bodies in retirement and were able to lose nearly 60 pounds each (2:16) while also discussing the factors that led the twins to retire together (9:10). Mike gets sentimental when remembering former Fins Head Coach Tony Sparano (19:44), explains why group success as an offensive lineman far outweighs individual accolades (22:36), but does share how meaningful it was to make the Pro Bowl as a guard in 2014 (25:17), and to fulfil a lifelong dream of playing next to his brother at the highest level (29:25). Finally, the older Pouncey brother discusses their pursuit of success with several business ventures (30:08), his obsession with tattoos (33:06), and closes out the interview with the Two-Minute Drill (36:10).
Contributors to this episode include Sean Todd aka DJ Prēc and Miami Dolphins Productions. Theme song created and performed by The Honorable SoLo D.
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