Players

Mike Pollak
OG #78
Height:
6-3
Weight:
301
College:
Arizona State
Experience:
4
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 68 46
2014 CIN 1 0
2013 CIN 8 5
2012 CAR 1 0
2011 IND 15 8
2010 IND 16 13
2009 IND 14 7
2008 IND 13 13

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CAREER NOTES

2010:  Started 13 of 16 games at RG…saw action on special teams games 9-11…with linemates, helped club produce 5,000+ net yards for 13th consecutive season…line allowed 16 sacks in 2010, tied for fewest allowed in NFL…marked second time in three seasons team has ranked first in fewest sacks allowed (14, 2008, 4th; 13, 2009, 1st; 16, 2010, T1st)…line set 2nd-best ratio of sacks per pass plays (1 sack for every 43.4 pass plays) in club history…three best ratios of sacks per pass plays in club's 58-year history have come in last three seasons: 1 sack for 47.2 pass plays in 2009 (614 pass plays, 13 sacks), 1 for 43.4 in 2010 (695, 16), 1 for 42.8 in 2008 (599, 14)…was part of line that ranked No. 1 in NFL with 90.7 rating according to New York Life Protection Index by Stats, Inc., a measure of team’s ability in pass protection…90.7 rating was highest in NFL since at least 1995…line also helped QB-Peyton Manning become only NFL QB with 13 consecutive seasons with 25+-TD passes and 3,000+ seasons to open career, while Manning extended his NFL record for 4,000+ seasons to 11.  POST-SEASON:  Started at RG in Wild Card Playoffs vs. NYJ 1/8.

2009:  Appeared in 14 games, starting first seven games at RG…was inactive vs. New England 11/15 and at Baltimore 11/22…with linemates, helped club produce 5,000+ net yards for 12th consecutive season…line allowed 13 sacks in 2009, the fewest sacks allowed in NFL…for second consecutive season, line set franchise record for best ratio of sacks per pass plays (1 sack for every 47.2 pass plays), besting previous mark of 1 sack for every 42.8 pass plays set in 2008…line helped QB-Peyton Manning become only NFL passer with 12 consecutive seasons with 25+-TD passes and 3,000+ seasons to open career, while Manning extended his NFL record for 4,000+ seasons to 10.  POST-SEASON:  Was inactive vs. Baltimore 1/16 in Divisional Playoffs, vs. NYJ 1/24 in AFC Championship Game and vs. New Orleans 2/7 in Super Bowl XLIV.

2008:  Started 13 games at RG…was inactive for first three games…with linemates, helped club produce 5,000+ net yards (club has produced franchise record 11 consecutive overall)…line allowed 14 sacks in 2008, ranking 3rd in AFC and 4th in NFL in fewest sacks allowed…line set franchise record for best ratio of sacks per pass plays (1 sack for every 42.8 pass plays)…line helped QB-Peyton Manning become only NFL passer with 11 consecutive seasons with 25+-TD passes and 3,000+ seasons to open career, while Manning extended his NFL record for 4,000+ seasons to nine. POST-SEASON: Was inactive in Wild Card Playoffs at San Diego 1/3.

HONORS

2008:  PFW/PFWA NFL All-Rookie Team.

COLLEGE

Four-year letterman who opened 36 of 46 career games…in final two seasons as starter, allowed seven sacks on 777 pass plays…started 13 games at C and was First-Team All-Pac 10 choice as senior…had career-best 80 knockdowns and 15 touchdown-resulting blocks…was recipient of Tim Landers Iron Man Award, given to Arizona State player with exemplary work ethic in the weight room, on the field or in the community…also earned Cecil Bono Team Captain Award and Pat Tillman Award…earned Hard Hat Champion honors in the weight room for second consecutive year…was member of Outland Trophy, Rimington Trophy and Lombardi Award watch lists…started 13 games as junior in first full season as starting C…was All-Pac 10 Second-Team choice…was team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman-of-the-Year…had 75 knockdowns and eleven touchdown-resulting blocks…allowed three sacks and two pressures…started six of 12 games at C as sophomore…started final five games and against Oregon State…in six games as starter, team averaged 510.7 yards offense and 36.0 points per game…started four of eight games at C as freshman…started first four games in place of injured Drew Hodgson…was redshirted in 2003.

PERSONAL

Full name is Michael David Pollak…born in Scottsdale, Ariz.…attended Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.) High School…played G and DT…was First-Team All-Arizona, all-city and all-conference by The Arizona Republic…also was Super All-State First-Team and Prep Star all-region choice…was standout pitcher in baseball for three years, earning First-Team all-region, All-East Valley, all-conference and honorable mention all-state honors as junior…brother, Andrew, is member of Arizona State baseball team…Pollak and his wife, Kristi, reside in Chandler, Ariz.
CAREER NOTES

2010:  Started 13 of 16 games at RG…saw action on special teams games 9-11…with linemates, helped club produce 5,000+ net yards for 13th consecutive season…line allowed 16 sacks in 2010, tied for fewest allowed in NFL…marked second time in three seasons team has ranked first in fewest sacks allowed (14, 2008, 4th; 13, 2009, 1st; 16, 2010, T1st)…line set 2nd-best ratio of sacks per pass plays (1 sack for every 43.4 pass plays) in club history…three best ratios of sacks per pass plays in club's 58-year history have come in last three seasons: 1 sack for 47.2 pass plays in 2009 (614 pass plays, 13 sacks), 1 for 43.4 in 2010 (695, 16), 1 for 42.8 in 2008 (599, 14)…was part of line that ranked No. 1 in NFL with 90.7 rating according to New York Life Protection Index by Stats, Inc., a measure of team’s ability in pass protection…90.7 rating was highest in NFL since at least 1995…line also helped QB-Peyton Manning become only NFL QB with 13 consecutive seasons with 25+-TD passes and 3,000+ seasons to open career, while Manning extended his NFL record for 4,000+ seasons to 11.  POST-SEASON:  Started at RG in Wild Card Playoffs vs. NYJ 1/8.

2009:  Appeared in 14 games, starting first seven games at RG…was inactive vs. New England 11/15 and at Baltimore 11/22…with linemates, helped club produce 5,000+ net yards for 12th consecutive season…line allowed 13 sacks in 2009, the fewest sacks allowed in NFL…for second consecutive season, line set franchise record for best ratio of sacks per pass plays (1 sack for every 47.2 pass plays), besting previous mark of 1 sack for every 42.8 pass plays set in 2008…line helped QB-Peyton Manning become only NFL passer with 12 consecutive seasons with 25+-TD passes and 3,000+ seasons to open career, while Manning extended his NFL record for 4,000+ seasons to 10.  POST-SEASON:  Was inactive vs. Baltimore 1/16 in Divisional Playoffs, vs. NYJ 1/24 in AFC Championship Game and vs. New Orleans 2/7 in Super Bowl XLIV.

2008:  Started 13 games at RG…was inactive for first three games…with linemates, helped club produce 5,000+ net yards (club has produced franchise record 11 consecutive overall)…line allowed 14 sacks in 2008, ranking 3rd in AFC and 4th in NFL in fewest sacks allowed…line set franchise record for best ratio of sacks per pass plays (1 sack for every 42.8 pass plays)…line helped QB-Peyton Manning become only NFL passer with 11 consecutive seasons with 25+-TD passes and 3,000+ seasons to open career, while Manning extended his NFL record for 4,000+ seasons to nine. POST-SEASON: Was inactive in Wild Card Playoffs at San Diego 1/3.

HONORS

2008:  PFW/PFWA NFL All-Rookie Team.

COLLEGE

Four-year letterman who opened 36 of 46 career games…in final two seasons as starter, allowed seven sacks on 777 pass plays…started 13 games at C and was First-Team All-Pac 10 choice as senior…had career-best 80 knockdowns and 15 touchdown-resulting blocks…was recipient of Tim Landers Iron Man Award, given to Arizona State player with exemplary work ethic in the weight room, on the field or in the community…also earned Cecil Bono Team Captain Award and Pat Tillman Award…earned Hard Hat Champion honors in the weight room for second consecutive year…was member of Outland Trophy, Rimington Trophy and Lombardi Award watch lists…started 13 games as junior in first full season as starting C…was All-Pac 10 Second-Team choice…was team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman-of-the-Year…had 75 knockdowns and eleven touchdown-resulting blocks…allowed three sacks and two pressures…started six of 12 games at C as sophomore…started final five games and against Oregon State…in six games as starter, team averaged 510.7 yards offense and 36.0 points per game…started four of eight games at C as freshman…started first four games in place of injured Drew Hodgson…was redshirted in 2003.

PERSONAL

Full name is Michael David Pollak…born in Scottsdale, Ariz.…attended Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.) High School…played G and DT…was First-Team All-Arizona, all-city and all-conference by The Arizona Republic…also was Super All-State First-Team and Prep Star all-region choice…was standout pitcher in baseball for three years, earning First-Team all-region, All-East Valley, all-conference and honorable mention all-state honors as junior…brother, Andrew, is member of Arizona State baseball team…Pollak and his wife, Kristi, reside in Chandler, Ariz.