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James Polk
James Polk

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Alief Elsik

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 338

Position:
Offensive Line

Experience:
3L

Major:
Human Sciences


10/18/2014

Offensive Line Stands Tall

Veteran leadership helps Texas Tech's offensive line make improvements this season

11/02/2013

Post-Game Notes

No. 12 Oklahoma State at No. 15 Texas Tech

10/05/2013

Post-Game Notes

No. 20 Texas Tech at Kansas

04/12/2014

2014 Spring Game Highlights

2014 Spring Game Highlights

11/09/2013

Survivor: Jennie Bailey

Survivor: Jennie Bailey

11/01/2013

Keys to the Game - Oklahoma State

Keys to the Game - Oklahoma State

10/28/2013

Texas Tech Announces Lone Survivor Game

Texas Tech Announces Lone Survivor Game

10/26/2013

Texas Tech - OU Recap

Texas Tech - OU Recap

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2013
Played in all 13 games (7 starts) while making four starts at left guard and three starts at right guard... also played special teams while playing numerous positions on the offensive line... helped the Red Raiders to a 37-23 upset over No. 14 Arizona State (12/30) at the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego where the Red Raiders offensive line didn't allow a sack against the Sun Devils, who ranked near the top of the Pac-12 with 40 sacks on the season.

2012
Played in eight games (0 starts) primarily as a reserve on the offensive line... part of the offensive line that helped pave the way for the Red Raider running backs that rushed for 1,674 yards during the regular season (12 games) - the most by Texas Tech since 1998 (2,219).

2011
Played in one game (0 starts) as a back-up on the offensive line... made career debut as a reserve against Iowa State (10/29).

2010
Redshirt season.... Scout team member... did not play.

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-star offensive tackle (Rivals) ... No. 78 offensive tackle nationally (Rivals) ... All-District 18-5A ... one of Texas Football's Top 300 players ... graded above 90 percent in eight games as a senior ... didn't allow a sack last season in 245 team pass attempts ... 25 pancake blocks ... paved way for an offense that averaged 318.0 yards per game and 24.3 points per game.

PERSONAL
James Polk ... born May 2, 1992 in Houston, Texas ... son of James and Mildred Polk ... has two sisters, Alana and Makayla ... majoring in human sciences.

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