Marcus Pollard

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Marcus Pollard
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Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-02-08) February 8, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth: Lanett, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Valley (Valley, Alabama)
College: Bradley
Undrafted in 1995
Debuted in 1995 for the Indianapolis Colts
Last played in 2008 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 349
Receiving yards 4,280
Receiving average 12.3
Receiving TDs 40
Stats at NFL.com

Marcus LaJuan Pollard (born February 8, 1972) is a former American football tight end and current Director of Player Development for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

College career[edit]

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.

Pro career[edit]

Despite the fact he never played college football,[1] 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.

Professional Statistics[edit]

Year Team G GS Rec Yards AVG TD
1995 IND 8 0 0 0 0 0
1996 IND 16 4 6 86 14.3 1
1997 IND 16 6 10 116 11.6 0
1998 IND 16 11 24 309 12.9 4
1999 IND 16 12 34 374 11.0 4
2000 IND 16 14 30 439 14.6 3
2001 IND 16 16 47 739 15.7 8
2002 IND 15 15 43 478 11.1 6
2003 IND 14 13 40 541 13.5 3
2004 IND 13 13 29 309 10.7 6
2005 DET 16 16 46 516 11.2 3
2006 DET 15 5 12 100 8.3 0
2007 SEA 14 10 28 273 9.8 2
2008 ATL 1 0 0 0 0 0
Career -- 192 135 349 4,280 12.3 40

Front office career[edit]

In 2013, Pollard was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars as their Director of Player Development.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Pollard and his wife, Amani, were cast members of the reality television show The Amazing Race 19.[3] 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.

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