My path to the pros
Titans safety Bernard Pollard recalls the days before he got paid to play
My mom put me in ballet and gymnastics with two of my sisters when I was about 5, and I stayed in those until I was about 8. She was a cheerleader and ran track, so she made sure we participated in sports. She also put me in karate, which I did until about 9 or 10. I think I got my blue belt. All those were good for me -- karate and ballet for the focus and gymnastics for the flexibility. I'm still one of the few guys in the locker room who can drop down and do a split.
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