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14 going Marine Corps, 12 Navy
Saturday's clash features the top two rushing programs in the country.
Navy owns a 10-0 record in games played at Lincoln Financial Field.
Polamalu is a rising senior linebacker from Pottstown, Pa.
At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at inside linebacker (MIKE) behind Don Pearson ... moved from fullback to linebacker last spring and gained experience in the fall ... coming off a solid spring where he appeared more confident playing the position ... has good speed and will run to the football ... has earned one varsity letter.
2013: Made appearances in four games, including making his debut at linebacker in Navy's win over Delaware where he made a solo tackle ... nearly blocked a punt against Hawai'i.
2012: Played in nine games for the Mids, playing both fullback and on special teams ... contributed to an offensive unit that finished the year ranked sixth nationally in rushing offense, averaging 278.46 yards per game ... rushed for 13 yards on three carries at East Carolina ... carried the ball once for a gain of two yards at Central Michigan ... on just his second collegiate carry, scored his first career touchdown on a 21-yard run in the Mids' home opener against VMI ... made his collegiate debut at Penn State where he carried the ball once for three yards.
2011: Did not see any varsity action.
High School / Personal: A 2011 graduate of Pottstown High School, Polamalu was a three-sport athlete who earned letters in football (4), track & field (3) and basketball (1) ... a three-time all-league and all-area selection who was named the offensive all-area MVP ... earned all-league kudos in track as a junior and senior ... member of the Pottstown teams that claimed the Pac 10 football championship in 2009 and `10 and the 4x100 track teams that claimed the 2009 and `10 Pac 10 crown ... cousin is Troy Polamalu who was a standout at USC and plays safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers ... his father played football at Penn State and was the starting defensive tackle on the Nittany Lions' 1986 national championship team ... his uncle, Kennedy Pola, played fullback at USC and led the Trojans to the 1985 Rose Bowl ... son of Aoatoa and Christine Polamalu ... majoring in economics.