ASU: Tempe native that became one of the finest interior offensive linemen in the nation...started 31 consecutive games at center to finish his Sun Devil career...received First-Team All-Pac-10 honors as a senior and Second-Team recognition as a junior...was one of the strongest and hardest-working players on the team...carried on a lineage of excellent center play for the Sun Devils following players such as Grayling Love, Drew Hodgdon and Scott Peters...a tremendous leader and team captain...snapped for quarterback Rudy Carpenter in every game Carpenter has started...ranked as the No. 4 center eligible for the 2008 NFL Draft by Scout.com....was named to the 2007 preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy, Rimington Trophy and Lombardi Award, all of which are presented annually to the nation's finest linemen.
2007: Started all 13 games at center as a senior...earned First-Team All-Pac-10 honors at center...was invited to play in the 2008 Hula Bowl, East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl postseason all-star games... was a co-winner of ASU's Tim Landers Iron Man of the Year Award Sun Devil with exemplary work ethic in the weight room, on the field or in the community, presented at the team's year-end banquet...was also presented with the Cecil Abono Team Captain Award and the Pat Tillman Award...earned midseason Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors by PhilSteele.com...earned Third-Team All-Pac-10 honors by PhilSteele.com...was named to the Rimington Award preseason watch list, an award presented annually to the nation's top center...was one of eight Sun Devils and one of five ASU offensive linemen to have earned his undergraduate degree prior to the start of the 2007 season.
2006: Started all 13 games at center...earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors...was presented ASU's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman of the Year Award at the team's year-end banquet...was regarded as one of the strongest members of the entire roster...is ranked as the nation's 32nd-best center by Phil Steele...that same publication regards him as a preseason third-team All-Pac-10 honoree...has earned Hard Hat Player honors for his efforts in the team's off-season strength and conditioning program in each of the past three years, and was the 2006 Hard Hat Champion...has played in 20 career games with 10 starts.
2005: Played in all 12 games, starting six, including the season's final five contests after All-Pac-10 honoree Grayling Love was sidelined due to injury...also started versus Oregon State...in the six games in which he started, ASU averaged 510.7 yards per game in total offense and scored an average of 36.0 points per game...was recognized as a Hard Hat Player for his work in ASU's winter strength and conditioning program for the second consecutive season.
2004: Played in eight games...started the first four games of the season at center in place of the injured Drew Hodgdon...contributed to a passing offense that led the Pac-10 and ranked fifth in the nation at 317.3 yards per game...ASU also finished third in the league and 16th in the nation in total offense (435.4 ypg) and fourth in the Pac-10 and 32nd in the country in scoring offense (29.3 ppg).
2003: Redshirted as a member of the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2003 graduate of Corona del Sol High School in Tempe...earned two votes in The Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best In The West" rating...a member of The Tacoma News Tribune's "Western 100"...rated as the No. 8 prospect in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep Magazine... All-Region selection by PrepStar Magazine...rated the No. 6 offensive lineman in the West by PacWestFootball.com... rated the No. 42 player in the West by PacWestFootball.com...ranked No. 20 at guard by Rivals.com...named first-team All-Arizona by The Arizona Republic...was first-team all-city and all-conference as a senior...senior stats included 92 percent pass blocking, 86 percent run blocking and 67 pancakes...named to the Super All-State first-team on offense by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine...played guard and defensive tackle at Corona del Sol...ranked as the 58th-best offensive lineman by theinsiders.com...had not played football before coming to Corona and had been a baseball player as a pitcher...earned first-team all-region, first-team all-East Valley, first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-state as a junior...started three years on varsity...also played baseball for three years...captained his baseball and football teams...played for former ASU offensive lineman Gary Venturo at Corona del Sol...his baseball coach, Ron Davini, also played baseball at ASU.
PERSONAL: Earned his degree (B.A., Communication) in May of 2007...parents are Kent (structural superintendent) and Julie (eighth-grade math teacher at Aprende Middle School) Pollak of Chandler, Ariz....has two siblings, Andrew (19) and Jamie (16)...lists his most exciting sports experience as playing in Australia in the Down Under Bowl and catching a 75-yard touchdown pass from fellow Sun Devil Brett Nenaber...hobbies include playing the guitar, writing songs and playing music with his brother, who plays the drums...brother Andrew will be a member fo the ASU Baseball team this fall and wear #76, the same number as Mike...born Feb. 16, 1985 in Scottsdale, Ariz....full name is Michael David Pollak.
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