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Troy Polamalu gets his degree, recovery on schedule

T. Polamalugrad

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is probably one player that doesn’t mind the lockout too much.

He’s always had his own unique way of staying in shape, and he’s able to rehab his injured Achilles in his home of Los Angeles.  He was also able to finish his degree at USC.

The picture at the right here is of Polamalu at his graduation on Friday, courtesy of Arash Markazi of ESPNLosAngeles.com.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Polamalu is expected to be ready for training camp, if there is one.  He’s working with an orthopedic surgeon who is “friendly with the Steelers medical staff,” so the Steelers are surely hearing about his progress.

We congratulate Troy and anyone in PFT Planet that recently got a diploma.  May you all find something you love doing, even if you have to try out a few things you don’t love doing first.

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23 Responses to “Troy Polamalu gets his degree, recovery on schedule”
  1. hobartbaker says: May 13, 2011 5:07 PM

    Troy also shows he has lost none of his L.A. street cool, showing up for the ceremony in the latest flat brimmed cap, with a matching faux ninja cape favored by West Coast hip hop street gangstas.

  2. thetechnocrat says: May 13, 2011 5:19 PM

    Another positive story in an offseason of sadness! I’m sure he’d be good in whatever field it’s in. He seems to excel at football and commercials.

    Maybe he can jump the pile and stuff duh smith so we can see Vincent on the negotiating field.

  3. granadafan says: May 13, 2011 5:20 PM

    Even though it’s U$C, congrats to Polamalu for completing his degree. I have an entry level position for him if he’s interested.

  4. thephantomstranger says: May 13, 2011 5:21 PM

    How did he get his hair under that cap?

  5. DarkMorford says: May 13, 2011 5:26 PM

    I guess one could say Troy stands Head & Shoulders above his peers.

  6. tk1966 says: May 13, 2011 5:30 PM

    Congratulation, Troy

  7. Deb says: May 13, 2011 5:33 PM

    Congratulations, Troy!! Great job continuing with school until you finished your education and earned your degree. That took a lot of determination. Can’t wait until you’re back on the field at full strength! (And nice seeing you in the audience on Dancing With the Stars Monday night ;) )

  8. kc4life7 says: May 13, 2011 5:37 PM

    Hate the Steelers but have crazy respect for Troy. Good for you, Troy!

  9. tdk24 says: May 13, 2011 5:45 PM

    Cool. What kind of degree?

  10. thephantomstranger says: May 13, 2011 6:15 PM

    tdk24 says:
    May 13, 2011 5:45 PM
    Cool. What kind of degree?
    ___________

    Cosmetology.

  11. nepats12 says: May 13, 2011 6:19 PM

    Only a steeler (or steeler fan) would take THAT long to get a degree.

  12. txchief says: May 13, 2011 6:31 PM

    Polomolecular science

  13. rajbais says: May 13, 2011 6:32 PM

    Wow!!!

    His hair fit under his cap!!!

  14. raynman49 says: May 13, 2011 6:44 PM

    where’s the hair?

  15. cup1981 says: May 13, 2011 9:18 PM

    Congrats to Troy. Good for him realizing that his degree is still needed, as football won’t always be there. Especially the way he plays.

  16. homerunharrigan says: May 14, 2011 1:46 AM

    Congrats, Troy, for proving what we already knew, that you are a class act, both on and off the field.

    The world needs more Troy Polamalus.

  17. homerunharrigan says: May 14, 2011 1:48 AM

    And, yeah, where’s the hair man? Incredible.

  18. tramonisland says: May 14, 2011 2:14 AM

    glad to see there actually are some classy guys on the steelers. you’re a good man troy and i’m happy to see you stay far away from big ben and rashard during the offseason.

  19. axespray says: May 14, 2011 3:33 AM

    anyone else kinda laughing?
    like in a good way?
    seeing giant ole’ 2 Time SB Champion, All Pro safety Troy Polamalu getting his degree next to a bunch of skinny college kids.

  20. jw731 says: May 14, 2011 9:31 AM

    Yeah, way to go Troy….You’ve only done what hundreds of thousands of kids have done this year,alot of whom will have loans for decades, but because you just happen to play for my fave. team, i will act as if you are this super determined hero…..What a crock…

  21. giboxer5 says: May 14, 2011 9:41 AM

    In an unrelated story, Troy was arrested just hours later on 2 counts of rape and one count of terrorism. No big deal, just another day for the Steelers. No statement is expected from the team, they have directed all questions to organizational handouts which are produced for this exact situation.

  22. Steeler's Will says: May 14, 2011 10:20 AM

    hobartbaker says:
    May 13, 2011 5:07 PM
    Troy also shows he has lost none of his L.A. street cool, showing up for the ceremony in the latest flat brimmed cap, with a matching faux ninja cape favored by West Coast hip hop street gangstas.

    ——————
    Gold! I don’t believe 68 folks gave this a thumbs down.

  23. corvusrex96 says: May 14, 2011 10:49 AM

    Can’t believe it took him that long to draw a picture of a turtle and mail it in.

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