Troy Polamalu
Birth Date:April 19, 1981 (34 years old)
Place of Birth:Garden Grove, CA
Hometown:Tenmile, OR
College:Southern California
Experience:12 years
Drafted:Drafted by Pittsburgh in 2003 (1/16).
Scouting Report
Assets: A consummate playmaker, he had an uncanny knack for reading plays and brought tremendous range. Had great instincts for picking off passes. Hit like a truck. Could line up equally well in the box or in center field.
Flaws: Became increasingly injury-prone due to his all-out, give-it-all style of play. Was so high-motor and aggressive that he sometimes committed too early for the big hit, causing him to miss the occasional routine tackle.
Career Potential: All-time great strong safety.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NFL Super Bowl 2008 (XLIII - Pittsburgh), 2005 (XL - Pittsburgh)
NFL Defensive Player of the Year 2010
NFL Named to play in Pro Bowl 2013, 2011 (did not play - injured), 2010 (did not play), 2008, 2007 (did not play - injured), 2006, 2005, 2004