Polite with the Dolphins in 2009.
|Date of birth:||September 14, 1981|
|Place of birth:||North Braddock, Pennsylvania|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Woodland Hills High School (PA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
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Lousaka Romon Polite (born September 14, 1981) is a former American football fullback. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2004. Polite played for the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh.
Polite attended the University of Pittsburgh. There he became the first three-year captain in Pitt history and a four-year starter at fullback. Polite also saw action at running back, but had minimal success at that position.
Polite was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He spent three years with the team, contributing mostly with his blocking at fullback, while registering 28 rushing yards and 97 receiving yards on 12 receptions. He was released before the start of the 2007 season.
After his release from the Cowboys, Polite signed with the Chicago Bears. Polite played in 5 games and had 2 tackles on special teams, but did not see any action on the offense.
Polite signed with the Miami Dolphins on October 16, 2008. The move reunited him with various coaches and front office personnel from the Cowboys, including Bill Parcells who signed him as the Cowboys' head coach in 2004. He saw action on short yardage situations. In 2008 he had 83 yards rushing on 23 attempts, and 51 yards on 11 receptions. He also gained 11 first downs in 12 attempts on 3rd or 4th and one.
In 2009 he played in all 16 games for the first time in his career. That year he racked up 123 yards rushing, his career high, on 37 attempts. He also converted all 16 attempts on 3rd or 4th and one.
In 2010 he played in all 16 games for the second year in a row. He had 62 yards rushing on 26 attempts and also a rushing touchdown, what was the first of his career. He did not contribute much in the passing game having only 61 yards on 12 receptions, however 12 receptions was his career high. He was 14 of 15 in 3rd or 4th and one situations.
On September 3, 2011, the Dolphins released Polite.
New England Patriots
Polite signed with the New England Patriots on December 27, 2011. He was released following the 2011 season on March 26, 2012.