|Date of birth:February 8, 1972|
|Place of birth: Lanett, Alabama|
|High school: Valley (Valley, Alabama)|
|Undrafted in 1995|
|Debuted in 1995 for the Indianapolis Colts|
|Last played in 2008 for the Atlanta Falcons|
|Roster status: Retired|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2007
Born in Lanett, Alabama, Pollard attended Valley High School of Valley, Alabama and Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, where he played basketball. Bradley did not have a football program at the time he matriculated there. He played basketball as a power forward – two years starting at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas, before transferring to Bradley, where he also started two years.
Despite the fact he never played college football, Pollard was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 1995. He developed into one of the better pass-catching tight ends while with the Colts. His best season was 2001, when he totaled 47 receptions and 8 touchdowns, including one for 86 yards. After being phased out of the Colts' offense due to the emergence of Dallas Clark, Pollard would join the Detroit Lions for two seasons. Pollard has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.
Front office career
Pollard and his wife, Amani, were cast members of the reality television show The Amazing Race 19. They finished the competition in third place out of the 11 teams in the final leg of The Amazing Race 19 after having been saved by a non-elimination on the sixth leg, where they came in last.
- Mihoces, Gary (April 20, 2005). "NFL seeks best players on the court or mat". USA Today. Archived from the original on October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013.
- Ross, Dalton (2011-08-31). "'Survivor' winners Ethan and Jenna head up new 'Amazing Race' cast. Plus: New twists revealed! -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2011-08-31.