2017 NFL Draft

Chris Polk, RB

School: Washington  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Redlands, CA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 215 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
2011 First Team All-Pac-12. ... Leaves as the second all-time leading rusher in Huskies history with 4,049 yards in 40 games. He is behind only Napoleon Kaufman (4,106) on the school's career rushing list. Polk's 799 career carries and average 101.2 rushing yards per game are school records.
2011 Season
Started all 13 games at tailback ... named first-team All-Pac-12 ... honorable mention All-America from Sports Illustrated ... at or near the top of every major UW rushing record ... finished the season with 1,488 yards on 293 carries with 12 rushing touchdowns ... 1,488 yards were second-most in UW history, 293 carries ranked No. 2 and 12 rush TDs tied for seventh ... 16 total touchdowns (rushing and receiving) are tied for fifth in UW single-season history ... also second in career rushing yards (4,049), first in career carries (799) and tied for eighth in career rushing TDs (26) ... one of only seven players in Pac-12 Conference history to top 4,000 yards rushing ... 30 total career TDs (rushing and receiving) are tied for sixth ... also holds the UW record for career 100-yard games (21) and, along with Napoleon Kaufman, is one of only two Huskies ever to rush for 1,000 yards in three different seasons ... owns the No. 2 (1,488 yards in 2011), No. 3 (1,415 yards in 2010) and No. 9 (1,113 yards in 2009) rushing seasons in Washington history ... gained 100 yards in 10 of 13 games in 2011 ... finished with 147 yards on 30 carries, with one TD, in the Alamo Bowl. Top game was in the win over Arizona, when he rushed for 144 yards and four touchdowns (tied for fourth in UW single-game history) on 34 carries and also caught four passes for 100 yards and a TD ... first player in UW history to gain 100 yards in both rushing and receiving in the same game ... named Pac-12 Player of the Week after the Arizona game ... rushed for a season-high 189 yards on 29 carries at Utah ... opened the season with 125 yards on 23 carries vs. Eastern Washington ... rushed for 107 and a TD on 22 attempts vs. Hawai'i ... gained 130 yards on 22 carries, with one TD, at Nebraska ... held to 60 yards rushing on 20 carries (one TD) by Cal, but caught four passes for 85 yards and a 70-yard TD vs. the Bears ... 117 yards on 18 carries, plus a 14-yard TD reception vs. Colorado ... 144 rush yards and two TDs on 15 carries at Stanford ... 24 carries for 80 yards, plus a career-high six receptions for 31 yards vs. Oregon ... 109 yards rushing on 25 tries at Oregon State ... scored on the ground and through the air in the Apple Cup ... rushed for 100 yards and a TD on 22 carries and caught two passes for 36 yards and a score vs. WSU ... named the Sports Radio KJR Most Outstanding Offensive Player at the postseason team banquet for the third straight season... a Doak Walker Award semi-finalist.
2010 Season
Started all 13 games at tailback ... named to the All-Pac-10 second team ... finished the regular season ranked No. 17 in the nation and No. 2 in the Pac-10 with 103.17 rushing yards per game ... also ranked No. 4 in the Pac-10 with 116.67 all-purpose yards per game ... posted just the 14th 1,000-yard rushing season in UW history, and his second in a row, finishing the season with 1,415 yards, second-most in UW history ... joins Napoleon Kaufman (1992-94) and Greg Lewis (1989-90) as the only Huskies ever to rush for 1,000 in more than one season ... currently ranks No. 6 in UW history with 2,561 career rushing yards, with two seasons yet to play ... 260 carries in 2010 were third-most in UW history and 506 career carries ranks No. 8 all-time ... average of 108.8 yards per game in 2010 is No. 7 on the UW charts while his career average of 94.9 yards per game is No. 1 in school history ... named the offensive MVP of the Holiday Bowl after rushing for 177 yards and one touchdown on a career-high 34 carries ... also caught two passes in the win over No. 18 Nebraska ... closed out the regular season with the second-best single-game rushing performance in Washington history, gaining 284 yards on 29 carries at Washington State ... set new career highs in carries, yards and touchdowns (two) in that game ... scored from 57 and 2 yards out vs. WSU ... named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week after the Washington State game ... scored the winning touchdown on the final play of the game at California, running in from a yard out with the Huskies trailing 13-10 ... rushed for 86 yards on 18 carries vs. Cal ... set then-career bests with 138 yards on 26 carries, including a TD, in the 24-7 win over UCLA ... ran for 117 yards and a TD on 20 carries in 41-20 win over Syracuse ... picked up 110 yards on 18 rushes vs. Arizona State ... 105 yards on 25 carries in the overtime win over Oregon State ... season-high four catches and 50 yards receiving in 32-31 win at USC, when he also rushed for 92 yards and a TD on 13 attempts ... 92 yards on 16 carries in season opener at BYU ... won the 950 KJR Most Valuable Offensive Player award at the team banquet ... also picked up the Earle T. Glant Tough Husky Award.
2009 Season
Had the best season by a freshman tailback in UW history ... was the first Husky freshman ever to break 1,000 yards rushing in a season, finishing the year with 1,113 yards on 226 carries ... 1,113 yards were seventh-most in Washington history ... just the 10th different Washington player to rush for 1,000 yards in a season ... named a second-team Freshman All-America by College Football News and a third-team Freshman All-America by Phil Steele ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 and first-team Freshman All-Pac-10 by The Sporting News ... won the 950 KJR Most Valuable Offensive Player Award at the team's postseason banquet ... had five 100-yard rushing games during the season, including four in a row ... four consecutive 100-yard games tied for third-most in UW history ... started all 12 games at tailback and also returned kickoffs ... opened the season by rushing for 90 yards on 21 carries vs. LSU ... 19 carries for 80 yards and a score vs. Idaho ... rushed for 71 yards on 25 carries and had three catches for 22 yards in the 16-13 win over No. 3 USC. 19 carries for 75 yards at Stanford ... first 100-yard game came at Notre Dame, when he rushed for 136 yards on 22 carries ... 12 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown at Arizona State ... rushed for 104 yards and a TD on 18 carries vs. Oregon ... followed that with 132 yards on 15 carries and 13 yards on four receptions (a season-high) at UCLA ... at Oregon State, carried the ball 19 times for 116 yards while also returning five kickoffs for 81 yards ... in the 30-0 Apple Cup win over Washington State, ran the fall 25 times for 130 yards and a score ... rushed for 94 yards and one touchdown, with two kick returns for 52 yards, in the 42-10 victory over No. 19 California in the season finale.
2008 Season
Played in the Huskies' first two games of the season, starting at tailback vs. Oregon and Brigham Young before injuries forced him to miss the remainder of the season ... one of 12 true freshman to play in 2008, and one of nine to start at least one game ... qualified for an injury redshirt year due to the injury ... carried the ball 14 times for 19 yards at Oregon and six times for 14 yards vs. Brigham Young, when he also had one reception.
High School
Enrolled at the UW in January for the start of the winter, 2008, quarter ... named a PrepStar All-American at running back following senior season ... a Superprep All-America pick as the nation's No. 7 running back and the No. 14 overall prospect in the Far West region ... one of 14 running backs listed on the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... member of the Orange County Register's "Fab 15" second team ... rated as the No. 18 football recruit in California, the No. 4 "all-purpose back" in the country and the No. 139 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... ranked the nation's No. 99 overall prospect by Scout.com ... as a senior, rushed for 2,561 yards and 29 touchdowns while catching 18 balls for 314 yards and five TDs, playing primarily tailback ... led team to a 12-1 overall record and the Inland Division semifinals ... had a game as a senior in which he rushed for 214 yards on only five carries. In a 28-27 win over Miller, rushed for 259 yards and three TDs on 25 carries ... in the first round of the Inland Division playoffs, rushed for 331 yards and four scores on 26 carries as REV beat Murrietta Valley, 60-53 ... scored the winning touchdown on a 51-yard run with two minutes to play ... averaged 10.9 yards per carry as a senior ... scored 68 touchdowns over his career ... named the San Bernardino County Player of the Year by both the San Bernardino Sun and the Riverside Press-Enterprise ... named a first-team all-state selection by CalHiSports as a running back/wide receiver ... earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Inland Division ... as a junior, caught 62 passes for 1,167 yards and 12 touchdowns, playing alongside fellow Huskies Ronnie Fouch and Marquis Persley (both one year older) ... played for coach Kurt Bruich.
Injury Report
2010: Underwent his second shoulder surgery in January, forcing him to sit out spring practice. 2008: Suffered a dislocated shoulder in September and underwent season-ending surgery. He was granted a medical redshirt after playing in just two games.

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