Troy Aumua Polamalu (born April 19, 1981), born Troy Aumua, is an American football strong safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Southern California, and earned All-American honors. The Steelers chose him in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft, he was a member of two of the Steelers' Super Bowl championship teams, and has been selected for the Pro Bowl seven times. Polamalu was born in Garden Grove, California. He graduated from Douglas High School in Winston, Oregon. Though playing in only four games during his senior season due to injury, he was named to the 1998 Super Prep All-Northwest team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, and the All-Far West League second team. A two-way player, Polamalu rushed for 671 yards with nine touchdowns and grabbed three interceptions.
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