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Luis Polanco

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Tampa, Fla.

High School:
Middleton HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 292

Position:
OL

Luis Polanco

2013 (r-Sr.)

Polanco has started all 12 games this season as an offensive lineman.

2012 (r-Jr.)

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.

2011 (r-So)

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.

2010 (r-Fr.)

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.

2009 (Fr.)

Polanco sat out as a redshirt in his first season as a Hilltopper.

HS/Misc

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.

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