Chris Polk Carrying Washington’s Tailback Legacy into 2010

Posted by Todd Williams on November-18-2009 Add Comments

With all the hype surrounding Jake Locker since his arrival at Montlake, it is easy to forget the production of redshirt freshman Chris Polk.

Polk, who is trying to become Washington’s second 1,000-yard rusher in the last decade, has been a steady performer and a bright spot for this 2009 team.

After starting his career with a rough game against Oregon, Polk was promptly injured in his second career game and forced to sit the rest of the season. While it was a tough period for Polk, who had never been seriously injured before, it took him away from a team that ended up finishing the year winless.

Helplessly sitting on the sidelines while his teammates struggled on the field and were divided in the locker room, Pol...

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