Troy Polamalu is a former American football professional and strong safety in the National Football League. He has played his entire twelve-year professional football career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Troy Polamalu achieved basketball success early on in his high school and college careers. In high school, he was named to the All-State first team and was the All-Far West League Offensive MVP. Following his high school success, Polamalu played football for USC and earned Consensus All-American in 2002 and two First-team All-Pac-10 honors in consecutive years: 2001 and 2002. In 2003, Polamalu performed in front of NFL team reps and scouts at USC’s pro day. Ranked as a top draft prospect, Polamalu signed with the Steelers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Ever since 2004, he has been the starting strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers. During his 2004 season, Polamalu, in 16 games and starts, achieved a career-high 96 combined tackles, ten pass deflections, five interceptions, and one touchdown. Additionally, he earned his first selection to a Pro Bowl in 2005. Finishing first in the AFC North, The Steelers made an AFC Championship appearance before losing to the eventual Super Bowl XXXIX Champions, the New England Patriots. In 2005, Polamalu set a League record for the highest number of sacks by a safety in one game, recording three single-game sacks. He also earned a season-high ten combined tackles and made a second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance, before earning a third consecutive Pro Bowl in 2007. With a four-year extension contract, Polamalu and the Steelers committed to another four years in 2007 and with the contract worth $30.19 million, Polamalu was the highest paid safety in the NFL at the time. In 2009, Polamalu helped lead the Steelers to their Super Bowl XLIII victory. He was ranked as the 9th NBA “dirtiest player” by Sports Illustrated the following year and that year the Steelers made another Super Bowl appearance before losing to the Green Bay Packers. After another four-year contract extension with the Steelers, Polamalu recorded a season-high during the 2011 season with nine combined tackles. That year, he was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, the NFL Alumni Player of the Year Award, and was voted to the 2012 Pro Bowl. In 2012, Polamalu earned a season-high nine combined tackles and played alongside Shamarko Thomas who was predicted to bring the team success like Polamalu. On March 5, 2014, he signed another three-year contract with the Steelers; however, Polamalu retired from the sport due to family reasons. At the end of his 12-year career in the National Football League, Troy Polamalu recorded a total of 770 tackles, 32 interceptions, and three touchdowns.
Troy Polamalu has achieved tremendous on-field accomplishments as well as being an investor in Arenda Capital and in commercials such as Coca-Cola Zero. From his achievements in high school as the All-Far West League Offensive MVP to his professional NFL honors such as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, Troy Polamalu has left a lasting legacy on the league. All of our Troy Polamalu autographed sports memorabilia portray his lifelong contributions and are guaranteed to be certified authentic. The purchase of one of our Troy Polamalu sports collectibles is the purchase of sports history.
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