Polamalu, Troy Biography

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PERSONAL INFORMATION
PositionSafety
Height5' 10"
Weight207 lbs.
CollegeSouthern Cal
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CAREER HISTORY
2003 - 2014Safety, Pittsburgh Steelers
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Super BowlXL, XLIII
Pro Bowl2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013
AP Defensive Player of the Year2010
Hall of Honor2020
Hall of Fame2020

Troy Polamalu is a member of Steelers Hall of Honor as a member of the Class of 2020. Polamalu is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

"If you don't know where Troy Polamalu is," said Patriots coach Bill Belichick, "he'll kill you." The Houston Texans got a live example during a 2005 game when Polamalu recorded three sacks, one of which came when he walked up to the line, then turned his back to the line of scrimmage in an apparent move to get back into coverage, only to pivot at the snap of the ball and find a lane to quarterback David Carr. "I mean, every time I looked up, it seemed like No. 43 was in my face," said Carr, who was sacked eight times that afternoon. The 16th overall pick of the 2003 draft, Troy Polamalu and Ed Reed became the first two players named whenever the subject was big-play safeties in the NFL. In two separate meetings with Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in 2005, Polamalu had an interception in each game, even though the one in the playoffs was ruled incomplete by referee Peter Morelli. In his 12 NFL seasons, Polamalu finished with 32 interceptions, 12 sacks, seven fumble recoveries, and 107 passes defensed. He was voted first-team All-Pro four times, won the 2010 Defensive Player of the Year Award, and he was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility as a member of the Class of 2020.

Take a look at some of the best photos of S Troy Polamalu throughout his career

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