Who is Troy Polamalu and what is his net worth 2018? Distinguished by distinctive long and curly hair American Samoan descent Troy Polamalu is a former American football Strong Safety (player position), played for Pittsburgh Steelers his entire football career. He played college football for University of Southern California and earned consensus ‘All-American’ honours. He contributed for two Super Bowl for Steelers, elected to eight Pro Bowls and awarded NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2010.
Samoan descent Troy Polamalu was born as Troy Aumua on 19 Apr 1981 in Garden Grove, California from mother Suila Polamalu. Troy’s parents got separated after his birth. He was youngest among five siblings. Once Troy visited his uncle in Oregon and stayed there for further study.
Troy inherited football from his uncle’s family. His uncles and cousins all were football player. Uncle Kennedy Polamalu was Running Back coach, Cousin Joe, Maika, Leie Sualua all were footballer. Troy also was good baseball and basketball player in high school.
Troy married NFL player Alex Holmes’ sister Theodora and have two sons Paisios and Ephraim. Nothing much is known about his biological father. He might be Aumua. Troy petitioned the court to change his legal name to his mother’s maiden name of Polamalu in 2007 as his father had no role in his upbringing and he never saw him also. Troy likes to spend spare time surfing, making furniture, gardening and playing piano.
Holiday to his uncle’s at Oregon proved turning point for Troy’s career. He started playing football early. While playing for Douglas High School, he was named Most Valuable Player and also received all-state and all-league honours.
Troy joined University of Southern California Trojans football team as a back-up soon to rise to Strong Safety. He earned All-American honours from Walter Camp and ESPN, while earning second-team honours from The Sporting News, named a finalist for the Jim Thrope Award for best defensive back.
After glorious college football, Troy joined Steelers in 2003. Troy created NFL record with three, for most sacks in a single game by a safety in 2005. Troy appeared for two Super Bowl in 2006 against Seattle Seahawks, 21-10 and in 2008 against Cardinals, 27-23. Troy had eight nominations for Pro Bowl, titled the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2011. Troy made the AP NFL All-Pro Second Team in 2005 and First Team in 2006.
Steelers awarded Troy with biggest contract in team history, extending his contract to 2011, making him one of the highest paid defensive back and safety in the league. Troy’s popularity was so high that his 43 number jersey was the 15th highest selling jersey in the NFL.
Even though Troy’s contract was extended for three years in 2014, he surprised his fans by announcing his retirement from professional football. In his 12 years careers he made 770 tackles with 32 interceptions and 3 Touchdowns.
Troy Polamalu Net Worth
Raised by football crazy uncle’s family, AP Defensive Player of the Year awardee Strong Safety Troy Polamalu was main pillar of Pittsburgh Steelers. He acted citadel for Steelers to help win two Super Bowls. While playing for USC Trojans he won All-Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week and All-American honours.
While playing for High School, he was declared Most Valuable Player for Douglus High achieving 9-1 record. Before saying goodbye to Steelers and professional football after 12 years of thunderous and efficacious association he had created niche in his field to charm and inspire other football lovers. Troy’s total net worth is assessed to be $33 million.
Long standing player for Pittsburgh Steelers, Troy Polamalu is renowned former American Football safety with many feathers in his cap. He has been a part of Super Bowl twice and Pro Bowl 8 times. He is also recognised for his distinct long hair. He was also a good basketball and baseball player at high school. He also earned All- American honour while playing college football.