[KC Chiefs.com] Pollard is a blue chip prospect with a blue-collar work ethic. It is very rare to see a player of his caliber also toil on special teams, but it is not only a role that he relishes, but takes great pride in his ability. One of the top kick blockers in the collegiate ranks, he has been so effective in run support, that he could also be considered a possible outside linebacker at the next level in a Cover-2 alignment.
Upon arriving at Purdue, Pollard quickly seized a starting position at strong safety. He earned Freshman All-American honors after ranking fifth on the team with 66 tackles (42 solos).
Pollard was the Boilermakers leading tackler in both his sophomore and junior seasons.
In 36 games at Purdue, Pollard started 35 times. He produced 254 tackles (164 solos) with a 3- yard sack and eight stops for losses of 26 yards. He caused and recovered a pair of fumbles and deflected nine passes. He gained 19 yards on four interceptions, adding 48 yards on three blocked punts while registering a total of five blocked kicks.