Tony Randall Pollard, a running back with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, was born on April 30, 1997. He was selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft after playing college football for Memphis.
Pollard played high school football while attending Melrose High School. He started as a wide receiver and cornerback for the high school football squad as a senior at both positions.
He earned more than 1,200 receiving yards, scored 20 touchdowns, and was selected All-District 16-AAA while assisting the club in reaching the playoffs.
The University of Memphis offered Pollard a football scholarship, which he accepted. He played in 13 games as a redshirt freshman, starting seven of them. He recorded 31 carries for 159 yards (5.1 yards per carrying on average) and three touchdowns along with 29 receptions for 298 yards (10.3-yard average).
He achieved a kickoff return average that was among the best in the country (28.1 yards). He was honored as the American Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year after having two touchdown returns.
The Dallas Cowboys drafted Pollard in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 128th overall. In his NFL debut against the New York Giants in Week 1, he recorded 13 carries for 24 yards, leading the team to a 35-17 victory.