Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was one of the best ever at his position. His future all but certainly includes ensrhinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While he waits for that honor, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame has selected Polamalu as a member of their 2016 class.
Of Samoan descent, Polamalu supports Polynesian causes. Recently, the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation Fund supported the Fa'a Samoa Camp in American Samoa. The camp includes activities such as football, volleyball, and academic and life skills.
"In working with Samoan government officials, medical experts and educators we have identified several needs within the community," says Troy Polamalu. "It has always been Theodora's and my intention to leave behind a lasting, positive impact in my country of heritage. The expansion of the Fa'a Samoa Initiative with a full Academic Division and medical mission, is the next step in helping the talented and driven youth of American Samoa to take things to the next level."
Polamalu tallied 847 tackles, five defensive touchdowns, 96 passes defensed, and 32 interceptions during his twelve-year career with the Steelers.