2012 (Redshirt Sophomore):
|77 Dan Polaski
Saw action in nine of WCU's 11 games including six starts along the offensive line ... Each start came at offensive left tackle ... Named to the 2012 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team and to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 games with two appearances among the starting lineup ... Made his first career start in the season-opener at Georgia Tech, also starting the game against The Citadel ... Named to the 2011 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2010 (Freshman): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Earned the squad's offensive scout team player of the week honor prior to the season-opener at North Carolina State ... Suffered a shoulder injury during the season that required surgery to repair the torn cartilage.
Prior to Western: Attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., after his prep career at Longmeadow HS ... Listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, which also listed him as the 13th-best prep school prospect and the fifth-best offensive lineman in the group.
High School: Was a two-sport student-athlete playing both football and basketball with a 3.5 grade point average in high school before attending Hargrave ... Was named first team All-Western Massachusetts and a Shrine Bowl starter in his senior season ... In three seasons on the varsity squad, helped his team post an unbeaten, 37-0, record ...Helped Longmeadow High to the boys basketball Western Massachusetts Championship as a senior.
Personal: Is the son of Joseph and AnneMarie Polaski ... Was born in Springfield, Mass. ... Has two younger siblings in twins Miranda and Jessica.