Talented corner who returned to action after sitting out a year as a transfer from Air Force... Member of C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Two-time Speical Teams Player of the Week... Credited with a career-high three solo tackles vs. Marshall... Made his Rice debut on special teams vs. Texas A&M.
2011 (Air Force Academy)
Saw action in four games for the Falcons in 2011, notching four tackles... Under coach Troy Calhoun, AFA posted a 7-6 record and played in the Military Bowl.
Arlington Martin High School
Earned first team all-District 34-5A accolades at corner and was named an honorable mention all-state punt returner... Named to the first team DFW Superteam as a defensive back and was twice named the Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Week... Made 80 tackles with four interceptions, seven pass breakups and a pair of fumble recoveries as a senior... Added 18.4 yards per punt return... Made 137 career tackles with six interceptions in his career for coach Bob Wager... Earned three letters in track and was a regional qualifier in the 1600-meter relay as a sophomore.
Name: Ryan Louis Pollard... Born: Oct. 14, 1992 in Arlington... Parents: Alvin Jr. and Chenida Pollard (two brothers)... Cousin, Sherrod Harris, played football at the University of Texas (2007-09)... Rice major: Kinesiology... Rice College: Brown.