Andrew Hawkins Posts Tribute Video of Troy Polamalu Destroying Him on the Field

April 10, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Troy Polamalu retired Thursday, which is sad, in a way.
But dry that wistful eye, friend. The Pittsburgh Steelers safety spent the last 12 years successfully intercepting footballs and hunting ball-carriers like wild game.
He was a special kind of ball hawk, and now Andrew Hawkins—one of Polamalu's favorite prey—is looking back on their close, shoulder-pad-to-ribcage relationship.
The Cleveland Browns wide receiver posted a video to Instagram of his on-field run-ins with Polamalu. Hawkins will miss those days:
Hawkins captioned his video with a note congratulating Polamalu on his career:
But in all seriousness, it was an honor, privilege, and dream come true to be able to step on the same field as @tpolamalu. Growing in Johnstown, Pa, I had the opportunity to watch him play since I was in high school, and he's always been a man & player of integrity & an incredible example for young players like myself. Congratulations on an unbeli...

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