LaShawn Maurkice Pouncey
LaShawn Maurkice Pouncey was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He attended Lakeland High School in Lakeland, Florida, where he was a standout lineman for the Lakeland Dreadnaughts high school football team. As a senior in 2006, he helped lead Lakeland High to its third consecutive Florida Class 5A state championship and second straight USA Today national championship. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Pouncey was listed as the No. 15 offensive guard in the nation in 2007. He was highly recruited by Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Miami, and Michigan. Pouncey is currently an American football center and guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Florida, was a member of a BCS National Championship team, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and is a four-time Pro Bowl selection.