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Royce Pollard
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-03) June 3, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii
Career information
College: Hawaiʻi
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*New York Jets ( 2012 2013)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receptions     5
Receiving Yards     57
Receiving Touchdowns     2
Tackles     6
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Royce Pollard (born June 3, 1989) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Hawaiʻi.

Early yearsEdit

Pollard attended University City High School in San Diego, California.[1] He was San Diego Union-Tribune scholar-athlete in 2007.[1]

College careerEdit

Pollard played college football at the University of Hawaii. He finished college with 154 receptions, 2,140 receiving yards and 15 receiving touchdowns along with 342 kick return yards.[2]

In his Freshman year, Pollard played 8 games and he finished the season with 4 receptions and 71 receiving yards.

In his Sophomore year, he had 15 receptions and 157 receiving yards in 8 games. On September 30, 2009, he had a season high 7 receptions for 84 yards and a season high 146 kick return yards against Louisiana Tech.[3]

In his Junior year, In 14 games, he had 64 receptions, 901 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns. On September 2, 2010, in the season opener against USC in which he had 7 receptions for 106 yards.[4] In the next game against Army in which he recorded 5 receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown on September 11, 2010.[5] On October 9, 2010, he recorded 8 receptions for 96 yards against Fresno State. On November 20, 2010, in a game against San Jose State in which he recorded 4 receptions for 97 yards and touchdown.

In his Senior year, he played 12 games in which he had a 71 receptions, 1,011 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns. He was named to the 2011 second team all-WAC after his Senior season.[6] On September 10, 2011, he had 8 receptions for 128 yards against Washington. On September 24, 2011, he had 9 receptions for 145 yards against UC Davis. The next game against Louisiana Tech in which he had a career-high 10 receptions for a career-high 216 receiving yards and 3 receiving touchdowns on October 1, 2011.[7] On October 29, 2011, he tied a season-high and career high 10 receptions for 151 receiving yards against Idaho.

Professional careerEdit

New York JetsEdit

On May 6, 2012, he was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.[8] On August 30, 2012, he suffered a torn labrum during preseason.[9] On August 31, he was released on the day of final roster cuts.[10] On September 1, 2012, he was signed to the practice squad.[11] On September 12, 2012, he was released from the practice squad after the team signed Wide receiver Stanley Arukwe to the practice squad.[9] On September 17, 2012, he was signed to the team's practice squad after the team released Stanley Arukwe from the practice squad.[12]

Pollard signed a reserve/future contract with the team on December 31, 2012.[13] He was released on May 12, 2013.[14]

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

Pollard was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League on November 21, 2013.

Los Angeles KISSEdit

On October 28, 2014, Pollard was traded to the Los Angeles KISS for future considerations. Pollard was placed on reassignment on March 22, 2015.

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

On April 25, 2017, Pollard signed a free-agent contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Royce Pollard Hawaii profile". hawaiiathletics.com. http://hawaiiathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=8929.
  2. "Royce Pollard Statistics". sports-reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/royce-pollard-1.html.
  3. "Hawaii 6, Louisiana Tech 27 Box Score". sports-reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2009-09-30-louisiana-tech.html.
  4. "Hawaii 31, Army 28 Box Score". sports-reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-09-02-hawaii.html.
  5. "(14) Southern California 49, Hawaii 36 Box Score". sports-reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-09-11-army.html.
  6. "Athlon'S 2011 ALL-WAC Team". athlonsports.com. http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/all-wac-team-210.
  7. "Hawaii 44, Louisiana Tech 26 Box Score". sports-reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2011-10-01-louisiana-tech.html.
  8. "Rex Ryan says Jets had Quinton Coples and Stephen Hill rated higher than Bruce Irvin". nydailynews.com. http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/jets/2012/05/rex-ryan-says-jets-had-quinton-coples-and-stephen-hill-rated-higher-than-bruce-irvin. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Royce Pollard". kffl.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141205015653/http://www.kffl.com/player/26870/nfl/news/royce-pollard. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  10. "Rookie Terrance Ganaway among Jets final few cuts". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/31/rookie-terrance-ganaway-among-jets-final-few-cuts/. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
  11. "Jets Announce Roster, Practice Squad Moves". newyorkjets.com. http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/Jets-Announce-Roster-Practice-Squad-Moves/80bd696c-0d87-49a6-a9b9-0ddc3f5e70935. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  12. "Pollard In, Arukwe Out on Practice Squad". newyorkjets.com. http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/Pollard-In-Arukwe-Out-on-Practice-Squad/742d49f4-5994-434f-acc6-0f58592f3445. Retrieved September 17, 2012.
  13. Jets Media Relations Department (December 31, 2012). "Jets Sign 8 to Reserve/Future Contracts". New York Jets. Archived from the original on December 31, 2012. https://www.webcitation.org/6DKjRa3I2. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  14. Jets Staff (May 12, 2013). "4 Tryouts Signed, 3 Undrafted FAs Released". New York Jets. Archived from the original on May 12, 2013. https://www.webcitation.org/6GZT1LaJ6. Retrieved May 12, 2013.

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