ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - Feb. 16 - Erie Community College defensive back Dorian Polk
(Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to attend and play football at Albany.
Polk, a 5-foot-10, 160-pound sophomore, was named the NJCAA's Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 19, 2012, by the national office. He intercepted two passes in the Kats' 30-7 win over Alfred State on Sept. 15. Midway through the third quarter, Polk intercepted a pass and took it 40 yards for a touchdown. He also recorded a pick with the Kats backed up at their own 2-yard line and had six tackles – four solo – in the victory.
Polk, who started all eight games, was named to 2012 All-Northeast Football Conference third team and also was chosen to All-Region III team. He led the Kats with three interceptions and ranked sixth in Northeast Football Conference in interceptions. Polk made six tackles (3/3) vs. Lackawanna on Oct. 6, 2012, and he finished eighth on team with 29 tackles (21 solo/8 assists). He also broke up two passes. In 2011, Polk appeared in all 10 games and was a valuable member of special teams unit. He finished that season with five tackles (3 solo/2 assists) and two pass breakups.
Polk, who majored in business with a 3.2 grade-point average, is currently enrolled at Albany. The Great Danes will compete in their first-ever season as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association in 2013.