Pollak at Bengals training camp in 2013.
|No. 78, 74, 67|
|Position:||Center / guard|
February 16, 1985 |
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||301 lb (137 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014|
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
The Bengals released him on February 20, 2015.
- Panthers sign G Pollak, LB Onatolu
- Bengals sign Mike Pollak
- Gantt, Darin (March 7, 2014). "Bengals hang onto Mike Pollak with three-year deal". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
- Harvey, Coley (March 8, 2014). "Guard Mike Pollak sticks with Cincy". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
- Smith, Michael (February 20, 2015). "Bengals cut guard Mike Pollak". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2015-04-05.