Royce Pollard (American football)

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Royce Pollard
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-03) June 3, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school: San Diego (CA) University City
College: Hawaiʻi
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions: --
Receiving Yards: --
Receiving Touchdowns: --
Player stats at NFL.com
Career Arena statistics as of 2014
Receptions: 5
Receiving Yards: 57
Receiving Touchdowns: 2
Tackles: 6
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Royce Pollard (born June 3, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Hawaiʻi.

Early years[edit]

Pollard attended University City High School in San Diego, California.[1] He was San Diego Union-Tribune scholar-athlete in 2007.[1]

College career[edit]

Pollard played college football at the University of Hawaii. He finished college with 154 receptions, 2,140 receiving yards and 15 receiving touchdowns along with 342 kick return yards.[2]

In his Freshman year, Pollard played 8 games and he finished the season with 4 receptions and 71 receiving yards.

In his Sophomore year, he had 15 receptions and 157 receiving yards in 8 games. On September 30, 2009, he had a season high 7 receptions for 84 yards and a season high 146 kick return yards against Louisiana Tech.[3]

In his Junior year, In 14 games, he had 64 receptions, 901 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns. On September 2, 2010, in the season opener against USC in which he had 7 receptions for 106 yards.[4] In the next game against Army in which he recorded 5 receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown on September 11, 2010.[5] On October 9, 2010, he recorded 8 receptions for 96 yards against Fresno State. On November 20, 2010, in a game against San Jose State in which he recorded 4 receptions for 97 yards and touchdown.

In his Senior year, he played 12 games in which he had a 71 receptions, 1,011 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. He was named to the 2011 second team all-WAC after his Senior season.[6] On September 10, 2011, he had 8 receptions for 128 yards against Washington. On September 24, 2011, he had 9 receptions for 145 yards against UC Davis. The next game against Louisiana Tech in which he had a career high 10 receptions for a career high 216 receiving yards and 3 receiving touchdowns on October 1, 2011.[7] On October 29, 2011, he tied a season-high and career high 10 receptions for 151 receiving yards against Idaho.

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

On May 6, 2012, he was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.[8] On August 30, 2012, he suffered a torn labrum during preseason.[9] On August 31, he was released on the day of final roster cuts.[10] On September 1, 2012, he was signed to the practice squad.[11] On September 12, 2012, he was released from the practice squad after the team signed Wide receiver Stanley Arukwe to the practice squad.[9] On September 17, 2012, he was signed to the team's practice squad after the team released Stanley Arukwe from the practice squad.[12]

Pollard signed a reserve/future contract with the team on December 31, 2012.[13] He was released on May 12, 2013.[14]

Cleveland Gladiators[edit]

Pollard was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League on November 21, 2013.

Los Angeles KISS[edit]

On October 28, 2014, Pollard was traded to the Los Angeles KISS for future considerations. Pollard was placed on reassignment on March 22, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Royce Pollard Hawaii profile". hawaiiathletics.com. 
  2. ^ "Royce Pollard Statistics". sports-reference.com. 
  3. ^ "Hawaii 6, Louisiana Tech 27 Box Score". sports-reference.com. 
  4. ^ "Hawaii 31, Army 28 Box Score". sports-reference.com. 
  5. ^ "(14) Southern California 49, Hawaii 36 Box Score". sports-reference.com. 
  6. ^ "Athlon'S 2011 ALL-WAC Team". athlonsports.com. 
  7. ^ "Hawaii 44, Louisiana Tech 26 Box Score". sports-reference.com. 
  8. ^ "Rex Ryan says Jets had Quinton Coples and Stephen Hill rated higher than Bruce Irvin". nydailynews.com. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Royce Pollard". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Rookie Terrance Ganaway among Jets final few cuts". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Jets Announce Roster, Practice Squad Moves". newyorkjets.com. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Pollard In, Arukwe Out on Practice Squad". newyorkjets.com. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 
  13. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (31 December 2012). "Jets Sign 8 to Reserve/Future Contracts". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  14. ^ Jets Staff (12 May 2013). "4 Tryouts Signed, 3 Undrafted FAs Released". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 12 May 2013. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 

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