PRO: The Dallas Cowboys drafted running back Tony Pollard in the fourth round (128th overall) of the NFL Draft to be a complement to Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield and provide an electric weapon to the offensive arsenal. As a rookie, Pollard showed flashes of why the Cowboys drafted him, recording two 100-yard outings while also proving true as a reliable receiver out of the backfield. He finished his rookie season averaging 5.3 yards-per-rush (86 for 455 yards) with two scores and catching 15 passes for 107 yards with a touchdown. He also showed skills as a kickoff returner, taking back 14 kicks for 245 yards. Entrenched as the backup to Elliott, Pollard improved upon his rookie numbers in 2020, rushing 101 times for 435 yards (4.3) with four touchdowns, catching 28 passes for 193 yards with one score and placed fourth in the NFL with 766 kickoff return yards on 32 returns (23.9), playing in all 16 games with his first two starts.
4/26/19: Drafted in the fourth round (128th overall) by Dallas.
Played in all 16 games, starting the first two games of his career, and rushed for 435 yards and four touchdowns on 101 carries while catching 28 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown.
Was fourth in the NFL with 766 kickoff return yards and tied for second with 32 returns.
Twice selected as a team captain - once on offense and once on special teams.
Logged his first career start as Dallas opened against Atlanta (9/20) with two running backs. Topped 100 kickoff return yards for the first time in his career.
Notched a career-long kickoff return of 67 yards at Washington (10/15).
Selected as a team captain for the game at Philadelphia (11/1) and rushed seven times for 40 yards, caught two passes for 24 and returned three kicks for 49.
Selected as the special teams captain for Week 11 at Minnesota (11/22) and rushed five times for 60 yards with a 42-yard touchdown.
Went for a career-high 126 kickoff return yards at Baltimore (12/8).
Served as the primary backup to Elliott and played in 15 games, rushing 86 times for 455 yards (5.3) with two touchdowns. Added 15 catches for 107 yards and a touchdown and returned 14 kickoffs 245 yards.
Made his NFL debut in the opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/8) and had 24 yards on 13 carries, then had his first career catch the next week for three yards at Washington (9/15).
Tallied his first career 100-yard outing and touchdown, finishing the game against Miami (9/22) with 103 yards and the touchdown. Teamed with Elliott (125) to mark the fourth time in franchise history the Cowboys had a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game.
Had his first career receiving touchdown at Detroit (11/17). Along with Elliott's receiving score, it marked the first time since 2001 Dallas had two running backs each with a receiving touchdown.
Had a season-high 131 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown and a season-long of 44 yards against the LA Rams (12/15). With Elliott's 117 yards, it was the second time on the season Dallas had two rushers top 100 yards in the same game - the first time it has happened multiple times in a season and fifth time overall. The last NFL team with two rushers topping 100 yards each in a game multiple times in a season was Houston in 2011.
Set career-bests with 78 rush attempts for 552 yards and six touchdowns, adding 39 catches for 458 yards and three touchdowns through the air as a junior.
Named first-team All-America by Walter Camp and Football Writers of America after leading the nation in kick return average (40.0) and tied for the lead with four kick return touchdowns. Played in all 13 games and finished with 1,649 all-purpose yards (fourth-most in school history), recording 36 catches for 536 yards, 230 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns.
Played in all 13 games with seven starts as a redshirt freshman, ranking among FBS leaders in kick return yards (1,068, second) and touchdowns (two, second).
Finished third on the team with 29 catches for 298 yards and two touchdowns, adding 159 yards on the ground.
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015.
Was a two-way all-district selection at both wide receiver and defensive back at Melrose High School in Memphis, Tenn., registering over 1,200 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns a senior in 2014.
Earned his degree in sport and leisure management at Memphis.
2019 Rookie Club presented by Essilor USA.
2019 Reliant Home Run Derby benefiting the Salvation Army.
2019 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
2019 Early Thanksgiving Day Meal at The Salvation Army.
Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
Kick Off Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
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