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Lousaka Polite
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Polite with the Dolphins in 2009.
Free Agent
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-09-14) September 14, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: North Braddock, Pennsylvania
High School: Woodland Hills High School (PA)
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* AFC champion (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2012
Rushing yards     296
Average     3.1
Touchdowns     2
Stats at NFL.com

Lousaka Romon Polite (born September 14, 1981) is an American football fullback currently a free agent. He last played for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Pittsburgh. Polite is one of the many successful players who graduated from Woodland Hills High School to make it to the NFL level. Woodland Hills takes great pride in their football program led by coach George Novak who has produced many professionally talented players.

Polite has also played for the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, and New England Patriots.

College careerEdit

Polite attended the University of Pittsburgh. There he became the first three-year captain in Pitt history and a four-year starter at fullback. Polite also saw action at running back, but had minimal success at that position.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Polite was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as a undrafted free agent. He spent three years at the Cowboys, and racked up 28 rushing yards and 97 receiving yards on 12 receptions over his Dallas Cowboy career.

Chicago BearsEdit

After his release from the Cowboys, Polite signed with the Chicago Bears. Polite had 2 tackles on special teams, but did not see any action on the offense.

Miami DolphinsEdit

Polite signed with the Miami Dolphins on October 16, 2008. Polite saw action on short yardage situations. In 2008 he had 83 yards rushing on 23 attempts, and 51 yards on 11 receptions. He also gained 11 first downs in 12 attempts on 3rd or 4th and one.

In 2009 he played in all 16 games for the first time in his career. That year he racked up 123 yards rushing, his career high, on 37 attempts. He also converted all 16 attempts on 3rd or 4th and one.

In 2010 he played in all 16 games for the second year in a row. He had 62 yards rushing on 26 attempts and also a rushing touchdown, what was the first of his career. He did not contribute much in the passing game having only 61 yards on 12 receptions, however 12 receptions was his career high. He was 14 of 15 in 3rd or 4th and one situations.

On September 3, 2011, the Dolphins released Polite.[1]

New England PatriotsEdit

Polite signed with the New England Patriots on December 27, 2011. He was released following the 2011 season on March 26, 2012.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Polite signed with the Atlanta Falcons on August 11, 2012.[2] He was released by the Falcons on November 7.[3]

Career statisticsEdit

Rushing Stats

Year Att Yrd Avg Td
2010 26 62 2.4 1
2009 37 124 3.3 0
2008 23 86 3.7 0
2007 0 0 0 0
2006 7 18 2.6 0
2005 2 8 4.0 0
2004 0 0 0 0
Total 95 296 3.1 1

Receiving

Year Rec Yrd Avg Td
2010 12 61 5.1 0
2009 11 51 4.6 0
2008 6 24 4.0 0
2007 0 0 0 0
2006 2 21 10.5 0
2005 9 72 8.0 1
2004 1 4 4.0 0
Total 41 233 5.7 1

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