Tony Randall Pollard was born on April 30, 1997, he is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Memphis, and was drafted by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Pollard attended Melrose High School, where he played high school football. As a senior, he was a two-way starter at wide receiver and cornerback on the high school football team. He helped the team reach the playoffs while making over 1,200 receiving yards, 20 touchdowns, and being named All-District 16-AAA.
Pollard accepted a football scholarship from the University of Memphis. As a redshirt freshman, he appeared in 13 games, of which he started seven. He registered 29 receptions for 298 yards (10.3-yard avg.), 31 carries for 159 yards (5.1-yard avg.), and three touchdowns. He finished among the national leaders in kickoff return average (28.1 yards). He had two returns for a touchdown and was named the American Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year.
Pollard continued his role as a backup to Ezekiel Elliott to go along with some kickoff return duties in the 2020 season. In Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers, Pollard recorded 132 yards from scrimmage and two rushing touchdowns during the 41–33 win. Overall, he appeared in all 16 games, of which he started two, in the 2020 season. He finished with 101 carries for 435 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns to go along with 28 receptions for 193 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.
In Week 2, against the Los Angeles Chargers, Pollard totaled 137 scrimmage yards in the 20–17 victory. In Week 5, against the New York Giants, Pollard totaled 103 scrimmage yards in the 44–20 victory.
In Week 5, against the Los Angeles Rams, Pollard had a 57-yard rushing touchdown. In Week 8, against Chicago, Pollard had 13 carries for 141 yards and three rushing touchdowns in the 49-29 win and was named Ground Player of the Week.
Contract and Salary
He signed a 4 year, $96,000,000 contract, including a $21,500,000 signing bonus, $70,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $24,000,000.
He has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $3 million.
He is 6 feet 3 inches tall
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He is 83 kg