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Troy Pollard Running Like Days Of Old

There were a number of exciting developments during the Penn State victory last Saturday for the Illini football team. First ever win at Beaver Stadium, major upset victory for a young team needing a win, and dominating a talented team were all satisfying. In addition, players like running back Troy Pollard made major contributions. Pollard has followed a difficult path.

Troy Pollard was being used effectively in the Illinois offense his freshman year in 2007 before he tore his ACL in his knee. While he was able to practice in 2008, he didn't have the speed and maneuverability needed for the running back position. He also had ankle problems. Last year he was improved, but he played behind two established veterans and saw little action. He is still third...

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