The speedy Pollard was clocked at 4.52 seconds in the 40 at the combine, causing many to wonder how he was able to score 25 touchdowns as a runner, receiver and kick returner in college.
“I was (sick). I had food poisoning from Chipotle right when I got to the Combine,” Pollard said. “I’m good with dealing with adversity. Whatever happens, I know how to take it and roll with it. I just wanted to go out and perform. This is a once and a lifetime thing, you only go to the Combine once so I didn’t want to get out there and be like, ‘No I don’t want to do it.’ It’s just how I am. No matter what I’m going through or what it is, I’m going to battle through tough situations and find a way to make it happen.”
Pollard made amends at his Pro Day at Memphis, running a 4.38 in the 40.
”I wanted to put my true self on display at my Pro Day because I wasn’t able to do that with me being sick, my body being weak, at the Combine,” Pollard said. “I treated my Pro Day like it was my own personal Combine. I just wanted to attack everything.”
Asked if he was through eating at Chipotle, Pollard said, “Never again.”