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September 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Troy Polamalu is a great football player, but he is almost as famous for his long, flowing hair. But now the Pittsburgh Steelers safety has decided to lose his lucrative locks for charity. So of course, that means he'll be getting a haircut -- his first one in more than 10 years. The former USC standout announced Thursday on Facebook that he will be getting a ceremonial haircut on Veterans Day as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Mane Event. Post by Troy Polamalu . Polamalu has kept his hair long in tribute to his Samoan heritage.
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September 21, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
It's not something you see every day, a punter getting ejected for fighting. It happened Saturday, though, when San Jose State kicker Harrison Waid got tossed in the Spartans' loss to Minnesota. Waid, a fifth-year senior, was not happy when he got hit during an onsides kick attempt . Minnesota won the game, 43-24, but not without an, um, fight. Waid entered the season as San Jose State's career punting leader with his 43-yards-per-kick average. There is no record in his official San Jose State bio of Waid ever winning any Golden Gloves titles.
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October 25, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is the NFL's most-liked player according to a survey conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research to find out which players connected with NFL fans, and which ones did not. Polamalu's appeal rating is 63%. He is followed in the survey by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees (62%), cornerback Charles Woodson of the Green Bay Packers (62%), quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos (59%) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Packers (58%)
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September 20, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Troy Polamalu is a great football player, but he is almost as famous for his long, flowing hair. But now the Pittsburgh Steelers safety has decided to lose his lucrative locks for charity. So of course, that means he'll be getting a haircut -- his first one in more than 10 years. The former USC standout announced Thursday on Facebook that he will be getting a ceremonial haircut on Veterans Day as part of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Mane Event. Post by Troy Polamalu . Polamalu has kept his hair long in tribute to his Samoan heritage.
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February 3, 2011 | By Jae-Ha Kim, Tribune Media Services
Former USC safety Troy Polamalu will be easy to spot when the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl on Sunday. The Steelers’ 29-year-old strong safety will be the one with the long mane of thick, wavy black hair cascading out of his helmet. He’s the only player in NFL history to have his hair insured by Lloyd’s of London (Head & Shoulders shampoo took out a $1 million policy for their spokesman). Quiet and reserved off the field, Polamalu is known for his speed and agility on the gridiron.
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September 10, 2011 | Wire reports
Troy Polamalu never planned on leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers. Still, the defending AFC champions didn't want to take any chances, signing the star safety to a contract extension through the 2014 season. Polamalu, the 2010 NFL defensive player of the year, signed the contract at Pittsburgh International Airport on Saturday just before the team boarded a plane to Baltimore. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Polamalu was scheduled to make $6.4 million this season.
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October 26, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Based on his many conversations with Matt Kemp, agent Dave Stewart said he has a clear idea of what his client is looking for in a long-term deal. "Winning is important," Stewart said. "Team chemistry is important. " And something else: "It's also important for him to be seen by his peers as one of the best. " So, what does this mean for the Dodgers, who will attempt to sign their star center fielder to a contract extension this winter? "This isn't Matt saying this, this is me saying this," Stewart said.
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September 21, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
It's not something you see every day, a punter getting ejected for fighting. It happened Saturday, though, when San Jose State kicker Harrison Waid got tossed in the Spartans' loss to Minnesota. Waid, a fifth-year senior, was not happy when he got hit during an onsides kick attempt . Minnesota won the game, 43-24, but not without an, um, fight. Waid entered the season as San Jose State's career punting leader with his 43-yards-per-kick average. There is no record in his official San Jose State bio of Waid ever winning any Golden Gloves titles.
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December 18, 2002 | Gary Klein
Carson Palmer returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday after a six-day trip that culminated with his winning the Heisman Trophy in New York. Palmer, the first Trojan quarterback to be recognized as college football's most outstanding player, received further recognition when he and safety Troy Polamalu were selected to the Associated Press All-American team. Palmer and Polamalu were among five players from the Pacific 10 Conference selected to the 25-player team.
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November 17, 2008 | Associated Press
The only thing perfect on a snowy, frigid day when the weather and the offenses were equally awful was San Diego's regular-season record in Pittsburgh. It's now 0-13. Ben Roethlisberger stayed away from the mistakes that cost the Steelers their previous two home games, Willie Parker ran for 115 yards and Jeff Reed's third field goal won it -- a 32-yarder with 11 seconds remaining -- as Pittsburgh rallied to beat the Chargers. The unusual final score of 11-10 was the first in NFL history, and it was in jeopardy when Troy Polamalu returned an errant lateral 12 yards for an apparent touchdown on the final play.
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October 25, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is the NFL's most-liked player according to a survey conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research to find out which players connected with NFL fans, and which ones did not. Polamalu's appeal rating is 63%. He is followed in the survey by New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees (62%), cornerback Charles Woodson of the Green Bay Packers (62%), quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos (59%) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers of the Packers (58%)
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October 22, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
The last thing the Pittsburgh Steelers needed Sunday night was another injury. At least that's what one would think with the team already without so many key players -- including star safety Troy Polamalu, their top two running backs and two members of the offensive line -- for their "Sunday Night Football" game against the Cincinnati Bengals. But it turns out an injury -- or perhaps the better way to phrase is "injury" -- to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was just what the doctor ordered for the Steelers, who faced a third-and-11 with the play clock winding down midway through the fourth quarter.
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October 12, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a number of injuries during Thursday's 26-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans, but none perhaps worse than the Achilles' injury suffered by running back Rashard Mendenhall. But before we get to Mendenhall, a look at the rest of the injuries for the Steelers, who were already without perhaps their most important player, safety Troy Polamalu, who sat out the game because of an injured right calf. Center Maurkice Pouncey hurt his right leg on the first play of the game and missed the rest of the game.
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October 6, 2012 | Sam Farmer
The Pittsburgh Steelers, typically the NFL's premier run-stopping team, are tied for 14th in that category this season. They're tied for 29th in sacks with five. Through three games - a win over the New York Jets sandwiched by losses to Denver and Oakland - the signature Steelers defense has looked occasionally stout but more often has shown its age. Seven Pittsburgh starters are in their 30s. So, with the Steel Curtain hurtin', has legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau lost his touch?
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October 26, 2011 | By Dylan Hernandez
Based on his many conversations with Matt Kemp, agent Dave Stewart said he has a clear idea of what his client is looking for in a long-term deal. "Winning is important," Stewart said. "Team chemistry is important. " And something else: "It's also important for him to be seen by his peers as one of the best. " So, what does this mean for the Dodgers, who will attempt to sign their star center fielder to a contract extension this winter? "This isn't Matt saying this, this is me saying this," Stewart said.
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September 10, 2011 | Wire reports
Troy Polamalu never planned on leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers. Still, the defending AFC champions didn't want to take any chances, signing the star safety to a contract extension through the 2014 season. Polamalu, the 2010 NFL defensive player of the year, signed the contract at Pittsburgh International Airport on Saturday just before the team boarded a plane to Baltimore. Terms were not immediately disclosed. Polamalu was scheduled to make $6.4 million this season.
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November 29, 2001 | David Wharton
Troy Polamalu became USC's first All-American in three years when he was named to the Football Writers Assn. of America team on Wednesday. The junior safety led the Trojans with 98 tackles this season. Just as important, he recovered two fumbles, blocked three punts and intercepted three passes, two of which he returned for touchdowns. "He has a great heart, which the great players have," Coach Pete Carroll said earlier this month.
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November 20, 2002 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
USC vs. UCLA Saturday, 12:30 p.m. At Rpse Bowl, Ch. 7 KXTA(1150), KMPC (1540) * Troy Polamalu's playing style is a lot like his long curly locks: impossible to control, flowing this way and that, yet covering everything. The USC senior safety is menacing, instinctual and savvy. In short, he is a living, breathing nightmare for freshman quarterbacks such as Drew Olson and Matt Moore of UCLA. "He is the first thing we are going to look for when we break the huddle," Moore said. "He's dangerous.
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July 6, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Derek Jeter's well-chronicled bid to join the far less exclusive 3,000-hit club has all but eclipsed Jim Thome's lonely quest to crash baseball's 600-homer club.… Maybe it would be different if Thome played in New York.… Ty Cobb's .366 batting average is the highest among players with 3,000 hits, Cal Ripken Jr.'s .276 the lowest.… The Dodgers and Angels seem to have found their level, which is good news for ...
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February 4, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
The debate over which Super Bowl XLV team has the edge can be argued convincingly from either side. On this, however, there's no splitting hairs: Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel has the best, most-prodigious, most-talked-about beard of the week. And not just by a whisker. "There's no other beard that matches it," Keisel conceded, trying to maintain some modesty, "so it's just 'The Beard.'" Just about every other Steeler has some sort of facial hair ? including their bearded coach and quarterback ?
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