2002 FIRST TEAM ALL-MAAC
Been a fixture on the Dukes' defensive front since the first game of his freshman season ... brings a team-high streak of 33 consecutive starts into his senior season ... moved from defensive end to defensive tackle in 2002; responded with a 53 tackles and eight sacks in earning First Team All-MAAC honors ... enters the year second on DU's all-time sacks list with 19.5 ... he needs 4.5 sacks to tie current career leader John Wojciechowski (24 from 1992-95) ... outstanding student who is a two-time First Team Verizon Academic All-District 2 pick (2001 and 2002)
As a junior (2002): Finished seventh on the team with 53 tackles (20 solo) ... his 8.0 sacks (for minus 49 yards) tied for the fifth-highest single-season total in school history ... was second on the team with 14 tackles for loss (-58 yards) ... also recovered three fumbles ... totaled seven tackles, including a sack and a tackle for loss in DU's 35-28 win at Dayton ... added five stops, including 1.5 sacks and two TFLs, and recovered a fumble in a 63-7 win over St. John's ... also totaled seven tackles vs. Canisius
As a sophomore (2001): Finished the season with 33 tackles (23 solo) including a team-high 5.5 sacks (-34 yards) ... his eight tackles for loss tied Trent Wissner for second-most on the team ... also broke up a pass and forced a fumble ... registered 2.5 sacks in the 28-10 win over St. Peter's ... had a season-high six stops (all solo) at Butler
As a freshman (2000): Led the Dukes and finished sixth in the MAAC with 6.0 sacks for -46 yards ... finished the year with 34 total tackles including seven tackles for loss (-51 yards) ... started all 11 games ... posted a season-high nine tackles including a sack, tackle for loss and forced a fumble vs. Marist ... added six stops (five solo) vs. Fairfield
Personal: Was named to the 2001 and 2002 MAAC All-Academic Teams ... full name is Philip E. Polony ... major: accounting ... date of birth: 3/22/82.