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Troy Pollard Hopes To Finish With A Bang

Severe injuries are always possible for college football players. Those unfortunate to lose seasons to injuries have a long road to play again. But overcoming trauma through hard work and dedication helps them learn life lessons those who never experience adversity can't appreciate. Illini running back Troy Pollard has persevered and matured as a result.

Troy Pollard received playing time and showed great promise for Illinois the first three games of his college career back in 2007. In fact, he was splitting time with Rashard Mendenhall before suffering a season ending knee injury. The resulting ACL surgery repaired the damage, but it still took more than two years before Pollard felt like his old self. This spring, Pollard was as quick as he...

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