Pouncey is a mauler with quick feet, long arms, and a mean streak that comes out in his run blocking.
At 6’5", 318 pounds, Pouncey moves like a man half his size. His pulling ability as a center brings back fond memories of Steelers great Dermonti Dawson.
In college he won the 2009 Rimington Trophy (awarded to the nation’s best center), was a 2009 Walter Camp Award finalist (player of the year) and a CBSSports.com, Sporting News, and FWAA first-team All-American. He was also on the 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List and was selected as a 2009 first-team All-SEC pick by the AP and the league’s head coaches.
Florida head coach Urban Meyer had this to say about Tim Tebow’s batterymate, according to GatorZone.com:
“I’ve been doing this a long time, and he’s only the second guy that I’ve had start as a true freshman. It’s hard to do, and he did it.
"He (is) one of the best to ever play at the University of Florida. That’s how much confidence I have in him. He loves to play football. He loves to train. He likes to be coached. He’s not asking me why are we not going 18 periods instead of 20 periods. He really likes to work. That’s a special player."
After looking at his stats and tape, you can see how special he is.
In 1,793 snaps he was penalized only two times while giving up just one sack. While some had questions regarding his durability due to a surgically repaired torn labrum in his shoulder, it has yet to affect his play.
Pouncey played in 41 games at the University of Florida, and he started in 39 of them. During those games he received credit for 234 knockdowns/key blocks that incorporated 36 touchdown-resulting blocks.