Sep 02

Homecoming King: Troy Spends Week in Samoa (Updated w/ video)

(Via ESPN) All photos by Chris Baldwin for ESPN The Magazine


Aug 03

Polamalu, Nike donate football uniforms

By Steve McCasland (via Bandon Western World) Longtime local football fans remember current head coach Silia Polamalu’s cousin, Troy Polamalu, who played for Douglas (Winston) High School when it and Bandon were both in the old Far West League. Troy was an imposing presence then who later played at the University of Southern California, and [...]


Jul 26

Zion boy’s passion for education wins points with Steelers’ Polamalu

By Chris Rosenblum (via Centre Daily) Micah Heckathorne loves sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. Two things set the 11-year-old apart from other passionate fans. He overcomes cerebral palsy daily. And his favorite Steeler, Troy Polamalu, gave him an authentic, signed jersey for academic excellence. Polamalu chose Micah, a fifth-grader from Zion, for a Student of [...]


Jul 12

Troy and Brother-In-Law help American Samoans

By Stephanie Graves (Via Fox Sports West) American Samoa is a small unincorporated territory of the United States. Apart of the Samoan Island chains, which include Cook Islands and Tonga, it lies in the middle of the South Pacific. It is not well-off. It is not very significant. It’s the kind of place that finds [...]


Jun 29

Troy Arrives in American Samoa

(Via Radio New Zealand International.) NFL star Troy Polamalu has arrived in American Samoa, where his foundation will run a series of football camps for young kids. Governor Togiola Tulafono extended a hearty welcome to the Pittsburgh Steelers safety and his entourage before Polamalu thanked the crowd for his welcome. “I’m just a small part [...]


Jun 02

Video interview with Troy at Sports Spec


May 30

Memorial Day Reflections

Last year, at this time, I was full of anticipation and excited about training camp, knowing with confidence that it was just weeks away. It feels really strange to be in limbo because of the lockout. The eve of football season has always been that time of year when my mind and body begin to [...]


May 24

Student of the Year Award Honorees!

Hey everyone, As promised, I’ve made my selections for Student of the Year in the elementary, junior/senior high school, and college education levels. It wasn’t easy. Far from it. I received hundreds of nominations which were then narrowed down based on a few objective criteria. Specifically, I was looking for students who have not only [...]


May 18

Sports Spectacular Grand Prize Winner Announcement!

Well everyone, the raffle has come to a close, and the results are in. One lucky winner has been randomly selected to hang out with Troy at the Sports Spectacular ceremony in L.A.! Thanks to netRaffle for processing the selection. So let’s get right to the point. Ok, take a deep breath. Drum roll please. [...]


May 13

Troy Polamalu’s Student of the Year

Hey all, I’m thrilled to announce that on this cool, sunny Friday morning I donned a cap and gown, walked across the stage in thebeautiful Alumni Park at University of Southern California, and was handed my diploma. I’m officially a USC graduate! While I feel excited and fulfilled, that’s not really what I want to [...]