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).
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.