Robert Pollard
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Robert Pollard

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Beaumont, Texas

High School:
Westbrook

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 265

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
06/28/1981

Experience:
3L


Senior defensive end who has the speed to rush the passer and can stop the run... had a strong spring... has made 117 career tackles including 27 for lost yardage... owns 9.5 career sacks.... has recovered four fumbles while making 14 career starts.

2002: Key component of a defensive line that helped the Frogs rank first in the country in both rushing and total defense... opened the season as the left defensive end... flipped to the right side beginning with game five to accommodate Bo Schobel... started 11-of-12 games despite playing with a hamstring injury for much of the season... ranked seventh on the squad with 47 tackles including 26 solo stops... was in on eight tackles for loss... recorded a season-high seven tackles against SMU... recovered a pair of fumbles and forced one fumble... forced a fumble and recovered another in the bowl win over Colorado State.

2001: Defensive end who really emerged as the season progressed... took over the starting role on the right side for the final two regular season games, the Frogs' two biggest wins of the season... also started in the galleryfurniture.com Bowl... finished seventh on the team with 50 tackles, including 29 solo stops... was second on the team with 16 tackles for loss... credited with five sacks and led the team with seven quarterback hurries... recorded a season-high seven tackles in the win over Louisville... played a key role in helping the Frogs hold the Cardinals to a school record -47 yards on the ground... recovered one fumble.

2000: Saw considerable action in the defensive line rotation... had 20 tackles, including two sacks for losses of 12 yards... also credited with three quarterback pressures and forced a fumble... had a career-high eight tackles in TCU's 47-14 win over UTEP.

1999: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: A 1998 first team all-district selection at fullback and second team at defensive end... named to the Southeast Texas Super Gold Team... also received Southeast Texas Super Gold Team Defensive Player of the Year honors... a postseason All-America nominee by PrepStar magazine... named to the Texas Top 100 Magazine top recruits list... a finalist for the Willie Ray Smith Award (given to the top athlete in the Golden Triangle Area)... posted 249 tackles, 80 solos, 121 assists, 20 sacks and 28 for losses in three seasons... caused six fumbles and recovered eight... notched 30 solo tackles, 40 assisted, seven sacks and eight for losses as a senior... also played fullback... rushed for 525 yards on 75 carries and scored nine TDs... caught 12 passes for 223 yards and scored one TD... in his career, he rushed for 885 yards on 118 attempts and caught 22 passes for 318 yards... earned all-district honors in sophomore and junior seasons... coached by Al Rabb... selected TCU over Arkansas State, Northeast Louisiana and Iowa State.

Personal:Robert Lee Pollard was born June 28, 1981... is the son of Bob and Lola Pollard... father played 11 years in the NFL for the Cardinals and Saints... a psychology major.


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