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100 Players in 100 Days – Day 64 – D’Andre Pollard, Neshaminy

Written by: on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014. Follow David Mika on Twitter.

 

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Player Name: D’Andre Pollard, Neshaminy

Height: 5-8

Weight: 180

40-Yard Dash: 4.6

Class of: 2015

GPA: 3.0

Position(s): RB/CB

Jersey Number: 21

Years with Varsity: 3

Other Sports: Track and Field

Starting experience: He played a little his sophomore year and started last year at running back.

2013 Stats: Last year he rushed for 2,929 yards on 328 carries and 39 touchdowns.

2013 Highlights: Against Bensalem he rushed for 282 yards on 14 carries and had three touchdowns

Honors: 1st Team All-State Class 4A at RB

 

Coaches Q&A with former head coach Mark Schmidt:

Q. What are his strengths at running back?

A. The biggest thing he did last year was he improved every game. He’s smart and a very patient runner. Last year was a breakout year for him and many people didn’t get a real clean shot at him. He did a great job of protecting the ball last year.

His fundamentals on where to go and what to do were exceptional.

He’s a physical guy when he needs to be and not afraid to lower his pad and get the tough yards. That’s where he made a lot of his yards hitting the hole. He’s a guy that doesn’t go down on the first hit.

He has good hands when we throw at him and we ran him out of the wildcat.

 

Q. If he plays defense this year what are his strengths?

A. His quickness, strength and vision.

 

Q. What’s he doing in the offseason?

A. He’s a great young man and a hard worker. He has been working hard in the weight room to get bigger, stronger and faster.

 

Schools of Interest: Committed to Villanova

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