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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

Team

Bernard Pollard
SS #31
Height:
6-1
Weight:
224
College:
Purdue
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 121 683 527 156 9.5 1 50 12 1 180 -- 70
2013 TEN 16 99 77 22 0.5 -- 10 3 0 36 12 32
2012 BAL 13 98 71 27 2 -- 6 1 0 0 -- 0
2011 BAL 16 75 55 20 2 -- 13 1 0 0 -- 0
2010 HOU 15 111 81 30 2.5 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2009 HOU 13 102 81 21 1.5 0 7 4 1 121 30.3 70
2008 KC 16 98 78 20 0 -- 1 1 0 0 -- 0
2007 KC 16 90 74 16 1 1 7 2 0 23 11.5 21
2006 KC 16 10 10 0 0 0 1 -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 121 1 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 15 1 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
2009 HOU 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 KC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 KC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 KC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 121 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 TEN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 HOU 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 KC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 KC 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 KC 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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*Listen to Pollard on SportsRadio 610 on Mondays during the season from 6-7 p.m. CT. He's live from the House of Blues with Rich Lord, Robert Henslee and a Texans teammate.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Kansas City Chiefs in the second round (54th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft...Signed with Chiefs on July 21, 2006...Released be Chiefs on September 5, 2009...Signed with Houston Texans on September 24, 2009.

HONORS: 2006 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 17).

PRO: Hard-hitting veteran safety who joined the Texans shortly after the start of the 2009 season...started 44 games over the previous two plus seasons and has played in 61 games in three plus NFL seasons...has recorded 289 career tackles, including 234 solos, with threesacks, seven interceptions, 16 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries

*Listen to Pollard on SportsRadio 610 on Mondays during the season from 6-7 p.m. CT. He's live from the House of Blues with Rich Lord, Robert Henslee and a Texans teammate.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Kansas City Chiefs in the second round (54th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft...Signed with Chiefs on July 21, 2006...Released be Chiefs on September 5, 2009...Signed with Houston Texans on September 24, 2009.

HONORS: 2006 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 17).

PRO: Hard-hitting veteran safety who joined the Texans shortly after the start of the 2009 season...started 44 games over the previous two plus seasons and has played in 61 games in three plus NFL seasons...has recorded 289 career tackles, including 234 solos, with threesacks, seven interceptions, 16 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries...was Kansas City’s leading tackler with a career-high 98 stops in 2008...started 31 games over the past two seasons...has also been a valuable contributor on special teams, owning three career blocked punts...converted one of those blocks into a touchdown and another into a safety...has added 16 special teams tackles and a forced fumble on special teams...has also played in one postseason game.

2009 (Houston 13/13): Was inactive vs. Jacksonville (9/27) after signing with Texans during the week (9/24)...made his first start and debut for the Texans at strong safety where he made five tackles (four solo) vs. Oakland (10/4)...in his second game as a Texan, led the team in tackels with eight (six solo) at Arizona (10/11)... made six tackles (four solo) and recovered a fumble at Cincinnati (10/18)...made four tackles (three solo) vs. San Francisco (10/25)...made seven tackles (four solo) in Texans win at Buffalo (11/1)...set career-highs with 12 tackles (nine solo) and two interceptions to go along with three passes defensed at Indianapolis (11/8)...made eight tackles (seven solo) including one for a loss vs. Tennessee (11/23), when he also had a pass defensed and recovered a fumble...made ten tackles (eight solo) vs. Indianapolis (11/29)...led the team with a game-high 11 tackles (10 solo) at Jacksonville (12/6)...made six tackles (five solo) including one for a loss as well as intercepting his third pass of the season and returning it 70 yards for his first career touchdown vs. Seattle (12/13)...had a team leading 11 tackles (11 solo) at St. Louis (12/20) while combining with rookie LB Brian Cushing on a sack of Rams QB Keith Null for a loss of five yards...made seven tackles (six solo),  sacked QB Chad Henne for a loss of seven yards and had a pass defensed at Miami (12/27)...made six tackles (5 solo), intercepted one pass and recovered a fumble in the endzone for a touchdown vs. New England (1-3-10).

2008 (Kansas City 16/16): Started all 16 games at SS and led the team with a career-high 98 tackles (84 solo) with one for loss, an interception, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...three defensive fumble recoveries tied for fourth in the NFL...collected seven tackles at New England (9/7)...produced six tackles, forced a fumble and recovered a career-high two fumbles vs. Oakland (9/14)...posted seven tackles and a pass defensed at the New York Jets (10/26)...tied a career high with 10 tackles and intercepted a pass in the end zone at San Diego (11/9)...tied a career high with 10 tackles and forced a fumble vs. Buffalo (11/23)...accumulated seven tackles at Denver (12/7)...compiled five tackles, one pass defensed and recovered a fumble vs. San Diego (12/14)...tied a career high with 10 tackles vs. Miami (12/21).

2007 (Kansas City 16/15): Saw action in 16 games with 15 starts at SS...led the defensive backs with
91 tackles (78 solo)...also registered a sack for minus-five yards, two interceptions, nine passes defensed and one forced fumble...added one special teams tackle and a blocked punt...recorded seven tackles and forced a fumble at Chicago (9/16)...registered seven tackles and a sack vs. Jacksonville (10/7)...produced five tackles and intercepted his first NFL pass vs. Cincinnati (10/14)...blocked a punt out of the end zone for a safety vs. Denver (11/11), his third career blocked punt...compiled seven tackles and a pass defensed in a reserve role at Indianapolis (11/18)...tallied a career-high 10 tackles at Denver (12/9)...amassed eight tackles, a pass defensed and an interception at Detroit (12/23)...registered nine tackles at the New York Jets (12/30).

2006 (Kansas City 16/0): Played in 16 contests on special teams and 10 games on defense...had two passes defensed, 15 special teams stops, two blocked punts and a forced fumble on special teams...blocked a punt at Arizona (10/8)...contributed three special teams stops and forced
a fumble on a punt return at Pittsburgh (10/15)...returned a kickoff for no gain and recovered a fumble on a kickoff return at Cleveland (12/3)...partially blocked a punt at San Diego (12/17)...made an acrobatic block of a punt with his back to the ball vs. Jacksonville (12/31 and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown, earning
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his efforts...had a special teams tackle in an AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/6/07).    

COLLEGE: Played in 36 games with 35 starts at Purdue...recorded 254 tackles (164 solo), eight tackles for loss, a sack for minus-three yards, four interceptions for 19 yards, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles...set a school record with five blocked kicks...started all 11 games at SS as a junior in 2005 and recorded 92 tackles (64 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery...opened all 12 games at SS in 2004 as a sophomore...led the club with a career-high 96 tackles (58 solo)...added three tackles for loss, a sack for minus-three yards, an interception, five passes defensed and two forced fumbles...also blocked four kicks, setting a single-season school record...earned second-team All-Big Ten honors ... Saw action in 13 games with 12 starts as a true freshman in 2003 and earned second-team All-Big 10 honors from The Sporting News...majored in Sociology at Purdue.

PERSONAL: Selected first-team All-Indiana as a senior at South Side High School in Ft. Wayne...had 111 tackles, two interceptions and 13 forced fumbles...also caught 14 passes for 173 yards with two touchdowns as a senior...also participated in basketball and track...established the “Pollard’s Helping Hands Foundation,” focusing on feeding the hungry of the urban core...served as a spokesperson for the annual “Hooked on Books” campaign, sponsored by the Junior League of Kansas City...born Bernard Karmell Pollard...he and his wife, Meghan, have a son, Jaylen.

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