Troy Polamalu let his play do the talking during twelve electrifying seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. A consummate professional and leader who understood the power of an education, Polamalu utilized his time during the 2011 lockout to earn his degree in history from USC. In his role with The Alliance, Polamalu will work closely with players, ensuring they have the tools and resources needed to excel on-and-off the field.

Recognized by his flowing hair and dynamic, high-energy playing style, Polamalu was an integral part of the Steelers secondary. His memorable 2005 season resulted in a first-team All-Pro nomination and the first of his two Super Bowl titles. In 2010, Polamalu’s play elevated the Steelers to the best scoring defense in the league and earned him the AP Defensive Player of the Year award. Polamalu ranks among the best safeties of his generation.

Polamalu’s off-the-field contributions are just as impressive. In 2014, he was nominated for the NFL’s Salute to Service award thanks to his work benefiting veterans. Currently, his foundation is raising funds for humanitarian aid to American Samoa, the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, the FOCUSNA Back Pack Feeding Program and the Fa’a American Samoa Camp.

Polamalu is of Samoan descent and was raised by his mother’s family. Polamalu’s uncle Kennedy Pola is the running backs coach for the Minnesota Vikings. Another uncle, Aoatoa Polamalu, played nose tackle at Penn State from 1984–1988. Polamalu is married to Theodora Polamalu and they have two children Paisios and Ephraim.