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Tayler Polk

Tayler  Polk

Hometown:
Magee, Miss.

High School:
Brandon

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 220

Position:
LB

Experience:
4L

11/11/2017

Postgame Notes vs. Louisiana

Ole Miss 50, Louisiana 22

08/11/2017

Ole Miss Building Depth at Linebacker

Donta Evans Among Many Rebels Fighting For Playing Time

03/30/2017

Ole Miss Football Players Give Back During Spring Break

Eleven Rebels Help Restore Flooded Homes in Mississippi Delta

01/27/2016

73 Rebels Named To SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

Includes Every Eligible Member of the Soccer Team

09/01/2014

Ole Miss Press Conference: 09.01

Rebels Open SEC Play against Vanderbilt at LP Field

2017: Appeared in all 12 games with three starts at outside linebacker ... Recorded 39 tackles on the season with one sack, two pass breakups and one forced fumble ... vs. South Alabama (9/2/17): Made one tackle ... at No. 12 Auburn (10/7/17): Made three tackles ... vs. Vandy (10/14/17): Had a pass breakup in the win ... vs. No. 24 LSU (10/21/17): Had his best game of the season making five tackles (3 solo) ... vs. Arkansas (10/28/17): Made one tackle and had one QBH ... at Kentucky (11/4/17): Had three tackles ... vs. Louisiana (11/11/17): Made his first start of the season at linebacker and was the team's leading tackler with seven stops (five solo), including one sack ... vs. Texas A&M (11/18/17): Started at linebacker against and led the team with a career-high 12 tackles and one pass breakup ... at No. 14 Mississippi State (11/23/17): Started at linebacker and tallied seven tackles and one forced fumble.

2016: Played in every game with two starts at outside LB ... Also saw extensive action on special teams ... Registered 34 tackles, 0.5 TFL and a pass breakup on the year ... Earned third letter ... vs. #4 Florida State (9/5/16): Made two solo stops ... vs. Wofford (9/10/16): Tallied three tackles, including 0.5 TFL ... vs. #1 Alabama (9/17/16): Made two solo stops ... vs. #11 Georgia (9/24/16): Made five tackles (three solo) ... vs. Memphis (10/1/16): Made six tackles (four solo) and broke up a pass in his first career start ... vs. #15 Auburn (10/29/16): Made three tackles (two solo) in start ... vs. Georgia Southern (11/5/16): Collected four tackles (one solo) ... at Vanderbilt (11/19/16): Made two tackles (one solo) ... vs. Mississippi State (11/26/16): Recorded a career-high seven tackles (four solo).

2015: Played in 12 games as a backup linebacker and on special teams ... Missed the Texas A&M game due to a concussion he suffered at Memphis ... Totaled 14 tackles on the year ... Earned second letter ... vs. UT Martin (9/5/15): Made two tackles (one solo) as a backup at Stinger linebacker ... vs. Fresno State (9/12/15): Had five tackles ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/26/15): Made two tackles (one solo) ... vs. New Mexico State (10/10/15): Recorded four tackles (three solo) ... Sugar Bowl vs. #16 Oklahoma State (1/1/16): Made one solo tackle. Received the Park Stevens Memorial Award as the team’s top walk-on of the spring.

2014: Played in every game at Stinger linebacker and on special teams ... Totaled 10 tackles, a TFL and a fumble recovery on the year ... Broke his hand during the Mississippi State game, but returned to play in the bowl game ... Earned first letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Impressive college debut, posting four tackles and a TFL ... vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Assisted on a tackle ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Made one tackle ... at #23 LSU (10/25/14): Assisted on a tackle ... vs. Presbyterian (11/8/14): Made two tackles (one solo) and recovered a fumble ... at Arkansas (11/22/14): Recorded one solo tackle.

2013: Did not see action and was redshirted ... Non-scholarship player who joined the team in the fall.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named the 2012 Jackson Metro Player of the Year and a first team All-State selection by The Clarion-Ledger ... Played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game after his senior year and made six tackles with a tackle for loss ... Racked up 213 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions as a senior ... Recorded an amazing 35 tackles in the Class 6A state championship game for Brandon ... Region 3-6A MVP ... Racked up 564 career tackles and 18 sacks ... Coached in high school by Brad Peterson ... Honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Son of Brinson Polk and Cheryl Sullivan ... Full name is Robert Tayler Jennings Polk ... Born: Jan. 6, 1995 ... General studies major ... Made Chancellor’s Honor Roll for Spring 2014, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016, Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2014, and U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Fall 2013 ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2014, 2015 and 2016 ... Participated in a mission trip to Haiti in 2014 ... 3.51 GPA.

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