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Like others before him and others who are current teammates, Kenny Pollock had other options. A standout at Lake-Lehman HS in northeastern Pennsylvania, Pollock bypassed other opportunities in order to become a member of the Penn State football team. Another Nittany Lion with family ties to the University and the football program, Pollock is a good athlete and noted hard worker who has improved and is looking to earn time in the linebacker rotation and on special teams. He took a redshirt season in 2008 and is seeking his first game action. Pollock brings good skills, instincts and attitude to the practice field and weight room every day. Pollock has earned Dean's List recognition during his time as a Penn State student-athlete. He owned a 3.41 cumulative grade-point average through the spring and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate.
A two-year team captain, Pollock played linebacker, quarterback and tight end for Coach Carl Kern at Lake-Lehman HS. During his senior season, he made 147 tackles, with two sacks and one interception. Pollock also recorded 30 receptions for 310 yards and two touchdowns. A four-year letterman and starter, Pollock was a two-time conference all-star and a Wilkes-Barre Times Leader All-Star. He also was named the area's Defensive Player-of-the-Week once and played in the Unico All-Star game. As a three-year letterman and captain of the baseball team, Pollock helped his team win the district championship in 2007.
Full name is Kenneth Leslie Pollock Jr. He is the son of Ken and Eileen Pollock and has two older sisters, Stefanie and Whitney. His great uncle, Ben Pollock, played football at Penn State from 1937-40. His father played minor league baseball. Pollock enjoys baseball and boating. He is majoring in recreation, parks and tourism management and owned a 3.41 cumulative grade-point average through the 2011 spring semester. Born June 2, 1989 in Kingston, Pa.