Polanco has started all 12 games this season as an offensive lineman.
Polanco started 11 of his 12 games played at left guard, playing a vital part in each of WKU's seven victories. He aided running back Antonio Andrews to a single-season WKU record 1,728 rushing yards, including another school-record 10 100-yard rushing performances. Polanco blocked for quarterback Kawaun Jakes, who set WKU's single-season record for passing touchdowns (22). He helped Andrews eclipse the 200-yard rushing mark in two conference road games, at Arkansas State on Sept. 29 and at Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 17. Against North Texas on Nov. 24, Polanco enabled Andrews to churn out 230 yards, 120 of which came in the fourth quarter.
Polanco played in 11 games on the offensive line, starting each of the final nine games at left guard. He played a significant role in all seven of WKU's wins.
Polanco played in 10 games, drawing his first-career start at right guard against Florida Atlantic on Nov. 6. He also started games as a tight end against both Arkansas State (11/13) and Middle Tennessee on Nov. 20. Polanco saw his first-career action against Indiana on Sept. 18 in the season's home opener. He recorded a season-best four knockdown blocks in his first start against Florida Atlantic.
Polanco sat out as a redshirt in his first season as a Hilltopper.
Polanco earned Second-Team All-Midwest honors along with All-Hillsborough County Second-Team honors during his senior season. He was named the Red Zone Player of the Year in 2008 as well as being named a team captain.