Maurkice Pouncey has undergone dramatic weight loss of about 70 pounds since he retired in 2021. It's hard to believe the slender man he has become is the same man he was when he used to play football. He was so buffed then and now, he's lost all muscles and he looks so skinny. Lots of people knew Maurkice Pouncey would have weight loss after retirement (because he wouldn't be on a strict diet regime anymore) but it's disconcerting to see his new physique even when you expect it.
Maurkice Pouncey was meant to play football. That's what it looked like to many because he really stood out among his peers while he played college football for the Florida Gators. He was awarded annually as the best college football center. A member of a BCS National Championship team at the time, he was recognized as a consensus All-American. Nobody was surprised when he was selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, in fact, they would have been surprised if he wasn't.
He spent 11 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), playing for the Steelers only, and those 11 seasons, his fans would say, were glorious. After all, this was the time when he was named to five All-Pro teams and became a nine-time Pro Bowler. The twin brother to former center Mike Pouncey, he was also named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team. Anyway, those glorious years are gone, he has retired, and look at him, just how much weight did he lose after retirement? Let's talk about Maurkice Pouncey's weight loss!
Maurkice Pouncey's Weight Loss: He Has Lost About 60 Pounds!
Maurkice Pouncey (@maurkicepouncey) has had a drastic weight loss of about 70 pounds and he looks completely unrecognizable. The dramatic physical transformation he underwent after he lost weight is very disconcerting to see.
Maurkice Pouncey has undergone significant weight loss since he retired in 2021.
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Have you been keeping up with the former two-time NFL All-Pro center Pouncey since after his retirement? If you have, I know, right? Just how skinny has he gotten? He's not even recognizable. People who have stopped keeping up with him would never recognize him now because he looks like a completely new person after his weight loss. He's lost all the muscles he spent more than a decade building, of course, he's not going to look the same.
It's been more than two years since Maurkice Pouncey retired from football but even today, when people think of him, they envision that buffed, muscular, giant man he was when he used to play. Post-retirement, his body has undergone an intense transformation, and looking at him after the weight loss, it's hard to take in that he's the same person.
I mean, just think about it. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft and with them, he stayed all the 11 seasons he was in the NFL as a staple to their offensive line. He established himself as one of the most skilled offensive linemen, who are mostly very large, strong, muscly, and very powerfully built. Having played nine pro bowls, most people's memories of him are of him playing football, looking all huge and muscular. His weight loss would obviously take them aback.
Maurkice Pouncey Has Had a Weight Loss of About 70 Pounds!
Maurkice Pouncey, for the record, was around the 300-pound mark. After retirement, in less than three years, he has reportedly shed about 70 pounds which is a lot of weight to lose in such a short amount of time. His fans just cannot get used to the new slender physique he has now because as a player, his physical build was kind of a part of his identity and after weight loss, they feel as though he's not the same person anymore.
Maurkice Pouncey dropped down to 70 pounds from weighing around the 300-pound mark.
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Not that his physical transformation was unexpected. I mean, when an offensive lineman retires, the dramatic change in his physique and build is imminent because they no longer have to consume food worth three people as they don't have to maintain their playing weight. They can take it easy on the diet and going from having to consume an ungodly amount of calories to eating normally is obviously going to result in drastic weight loss. As a Redditor said,
It's not uncommon for them to drop a ton a weight after retirement or even between seasons.
But that does not mean that the transformation cannot take people aback because Maurkice Pouncey's fans are stunned to see him post-weight loss even when they knew that the change was coming. It still surprises them to see that he now walks around at the size of an NFL safety. He used to tower over everyone before. He hasn't talked about the dramatic change his body's been through but it's most likely due to the change in his diet. As his twin Mike said, the secret to losing weight was "to stop eating like a lineman."