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JoJo Polk

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Tackles:  273
Positions  Defensive back
Undrafted:  2006
Weight  86 kg
High school:  Lawrence (KS)
Role  American football player
Height:  6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Name  JoJo Polk

JoJo Polk Once paralyzed JoJo Polk now inspiring gymgoers in Raleigh
Date of birth:  (1978-08-31) August 31, 1978 (age 37)
College  Northeastern State University

Place of birth:  Oakland, California

JoJo Polk: Football Defensive Back

Joseph Polk (born August 31, 1978) is a former American football defensive back.

In his rookie season in af2 with the Tulsa Talons, Polk tripped over a fallen receiver and slammed headfirst into the padded wall that lines the field. The impact broke his C-6 vertebra, leaving him paralyzed, and unable to move his legs and temporarily without feeling in his hands. He was told that he would not be able to walk again, but he was able to get himself into a healthy enough condition to be able to play football again.

Polk went on to spend 8 years as a player in the Arena Football League. He won the 2001 Most Inspirational Player of the Year after playing his rookie season. He has also won 2 American Indoor Football Association championships playing for both the Canton Legends and the Reading Express.


JoJo Polk Wikipedia