Mike Pollak

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Mike Pollak
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Pollak at Bengals training camp in 2013.
No. 78, 74, 67
Position: Center / guard
Personal information
Born: (1985-02-16) February 16, 1985 (age 32)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 301 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Games played: 81
Games started: 52
Fumbles recovered: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael David Pollak (born February 16, 1985) is a former American football guard who played seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.

Early years[edit]

Pollak graduated Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, Arizona in 2003. While at Corona del Sol he played offensive guard and defensive tackle, and was regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com.[1] He received many honors including All-Region honors from Prep Star, first-team All-Arizona by The Arizona Republic and first-team All-City and All-Conference recognition as a senior. Pollak also was a star baseball pitcher receiving first-team All-Region, All-East Valley, and All-Conference.

College career[edit]

Pollak attended Arizona State from 2003-2007. Pollak was a starter at center during his junior and senior year. In 2006, he received All-Pac-10 Conference second-team and in 2007 he received first-team All-Pac-10 Conference honors. During his senior year, he was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy, which is awarded to the nations top center. In 2007, he received the Tim Landers Iron Man Award, Cecil Bono Team Captain Award, and Pat Tillman Award, all awards given out by the Arizona State Sun Devils.

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Pollak was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. The Colts moved Pollak to guard and as a rookie he started 13 of 13 games. In 2009, Pollak entered as the starter at right guard.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Pollak signed with the Carolina Panthers on March 22, 2012.[2]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Pollak signed with the Cincinnati Bengals on April 12, 2013.[3]

On March 7, 2014, Pollak re-signed with the Bengals on a three-year contract.[4][5]

The Bengals released him on February 20, 2015.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Mike-Pollak-11273
  2. ^ Panthers sign G Pollak, LB Onatolu
  3. ^ Bengals sign Mike Pollak
  4. ^ Gantt, Darin (March 7, 2014). "Bengals hang onto Mike Pollak with three-year deal". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  5. ^ Harvey, Coley (March 8, 2014). "Guard Mike Pollak sticks with Cincy". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  6. ^ Smith, Michael (February 20, 2015). "Bengals cut guard Mike Pollak". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 

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