As you would expect from most twin brothers, Maurkice and Mike Pouncey have always had a close bond.

That bond has continued to this day and into their decision-making when it comes to their playing careers in the NFL as the twin brothers are both hanging up their cleats and ready to retire from professional football.

News of their joint retirements was announced by former Tennessee Volunteer and NFL lineman Ramon Foster, who now works as a radio host for Nashville-based 104.5 FM The Zone.

Maurkice played his entire NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers after being selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft following his college career at Florida. Maurkice started all 134 games he appeared in for the Steelers and was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and a five-time All-Pro during his 10 NFL seasons.

Mike played seven seasons for the Miami Dolphins and two seasons for the Los Angeles Chargers after being selected in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Mike did not see the field in 2020 after suffering a hip injury leading up to the 2020 season. He also played at Florida, alongside his brother. Mike made four Pro Bowls during his NFL career.

Here is the statement issued by the Pouncey brothers following their decision to retire.