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#43 Troy Polamalu - DB

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Troy Polamalu Career NFL Stats 2003-2014
G
SOLOTKL
AST TKL
COMB TKL
SACKS
INT
INT TD
FF
FR
FRTD
224
911
236
1,147
26.0
37
2
36
19
1

 

 

 

Troy Polamalu Childhood

Troy Aumua Polamalu was born on April 19, 1981 in Garden Grove, CA. His parents parted ways when Troy was a toddler. He was raised primarily by his mother Suila Polamalu. Born of Polynesian descent, a young Troy moved from California to Oregon and lived with his aunt and uncle. Troy would stay in Oregon until he graduated from high school, becoming one of the state’s best athletes along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Polamalu High School Stats and Awards

Polamalu attended Douglas High School. He had a stellar career on the diamond and football field as well as on the basketball court. He was an All-Far League selection each of his four years playing football (made first team as a junior). Also during his junior year he was an All-State selection. In baseball, he was an All-State selection and was a 2-time All-League selection in basketball. With several major college football programs offering a scholarship, Troy decided to head back to California and play for USC.

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Polamalu College Stats and Notes

Polamalu played for USC from 1999-02. Just like his pro career, Polamalu was a force everywhere on the field. He had 278 tackles, 4 punt blocks, 6 INTs and took three of them back for TDs during his college career. The Trojans made two bowl game appearances with Polamalu on the team.  Polamalu was a 2-time First Team All-Pac 10 and a Consensus All-American selection in 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards and Achievements
MVP
All-Pro

1st Team: 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011

2nd Team: 2006, 2007

Pro Bowl Selections
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 2011, 2013
Defensive Player of the Year Award
Achievements

Super Bowl Champion

XL XLIII

Member of 2000s All-Decade Team

 

Troy Polamalu NFL Career Stats and Notes

Polamalu was selected 16th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He spent his entire career in the Steel City, which lasted 12 years. He was a major part of the Steelers defense which was one of the best in the league during his playing days. Polamalu and the Steelers reached the Super Bowl three times, winning two. The 4-time First Team All-Pro retired in 2015 and was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Troy Polamalu 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year

Polamalu, the ball hawking safety, made plenty of memorable plays over his NFL career. He had one of his best seasons individually in 2010. He had 63 tackles and 7 INTs which he returned one of them for a TD. He was a major force in the Steelers run to another AFC Championship and a trip to Super Bowl XLV. Polamalu earned First Team All-Pro honors and was selected to the Pro Bowl. He also was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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