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Tavious Polo
Tavious Polo

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL

High School:
South Plantation

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
03/20/1988

Major:
General Studies


Tavious Polo Photo Gallery

2009: Anchored a corner spot...opened the season with seven tackles, including four solo...also had a half tackle for a loss of 1 yard...recorded four the following weekend versus South Carolina...pushed his season high to five versus Wyoming, a game that he grabbed an interception and return for 16 yards and a score...the following week versus North Texas he tallied another five and his first tackle for a loss of the season...versus Middle Tennessee he added another TFL this time for eight yards...recorded his season-high seven tackles against Arkansas State, included a tackle for a loss...saved his best for last with nine tackles against FIU as well as a tackle for a loss.

Motor City Bowl: Recorded seven tackles, including four solo...also had a half tackle for a loss of 1 yard.

2008: Played in every game...recorded 35 tackles on the season, 21 solo...credited with 1.5 tackles for a loss of three yards...had and interception at Minnesota bringing his career total against the Gophers to four...broke up passes against Texas and Middle Tennessee...recovered a fumble versus ULL...season high in tackles was in the Motor City Bowl against Central Michigan but also had six against both FIU and Texas.

• Freshman All-American First-Team All-Sun Belt Selection
• Nation's Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 17, 2007)
• Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 17, 2007)
• Recorded an INT in four of his 12 collegiate games
• Snapped the nation's longest pass completion streak, 325, held by Kentucky's quarterback (Sept. 29, 2008)
• Named First-Team Mid-Season All-American by Phil Steele's Magazine
• Holds the FAU record for interceptions in a season
• Tied for No. 9 nationally in interceptions
• Listed No. 90 nationally in punt returns
• Miami Herald first team all-state

New Orleans Bowl: Tallied three tackles, all solo, and worked to defend a very tall receiving core...also broke up a pass.

2007: Led the country for much of the season with seven interceptions...recorded three in one game versus Minnesota, including the game-saving catch in the closing drive...named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week following the Minnesota game...named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week the same week...recorded an INT in four of his first seven collegiate games...snapped the nation's longest pass completion streak, 325, held by Kentucky's quarterback...named First-Team Mid-Season All-American by Phil Steele's Magazine... holds the FAU record for interceptions in a season...game ball winner after the Minnesota game ...served as game captain at North Texas and Kentucky.

High School: Played for Jack Chapman at South Plantation High School, where he recorded 20 tackles, including one sack...offensively, he had 40 yards on the ground and 33 receptions for 400+ yards, including six TDs...returned eight punts for 200+ yards and one TD...for his senior efforts earned All-Broward County honors...played in the North/South Broward All-Star Game...South Plantation had a tremendous turnaround season due to its seniors and finished 9-1...also considered Louisville, Lafayette and Indiana...two-sport athlete (football and track, running the 100 in :10.7 and the 2000 in :22.0).

Personal: General studies major...son of Darlene Polo and grandson of Elease Finley and Judson Walker...born March 20, 1988, in Fort Lauderdale, FL...relative of Richard Goodman who plays for FSU.

FAU Career Defensive Stats
YearGMSUTATTTInt-YdsBrUP
2007133815537-1172
2008132114351-02
2009112715321-162
Total3786441309-1336

FAU Career Punt and Kick Returns
YearPRYdsTDLIKRYdsTDLG
200718510120000
2008211990480000
2009168501519323038
Total5533504819323038

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