2014 Played in 11 games (3 starts) starting all three games at right guard... paved the way for Tech's first 1,000-yard rusher (DeAndre Washington) since 1998... team rushed for 1,836 yards - its most since 1998 (2,219)... offensive line allowed just 13 sacks.
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).
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.