Updated: Apr 11, 2021
(Photo via Maurkice Pouncey's Instagram Story)
It's been common to see NFL offensive lineman drop a bunch of weight once they retire. We saw it with Alan Faneca and it now appears that Maurkice Pouncey and his brother Mike are dropping weight following both of their retirements, as well.
Pouncey posted a picture of him and his brother on his Instagram Story yesterday participating in the Miami Dolphins Cycle Challenge for cancer, and both look like they're in phenomenal shape.
NFL offensive linemen usually play at least 300 pounds, as it's a necessity to be at a certain weight to block defensive linemen who are the same size. In an article written by John Gonzalez of The Ringer in May of last year, he details how being an offensive lineman in the NFL mandates that they are bigger than their bodies want to be. To maintain the size and weight required by the position, prospects and veterans are driven to adopt extreme eating habits.
Following both Maurkice and Mike's retirement in February, both have got into the wine business with Firelands Winery in Sandusky, Ohio, along with other business ventures.
Maurkice played all 11 years with the Steelers in his career and Mike played seven years with the Dolphins and two seasons with the Chargers.