The Inspirational Story of Pittsburgh Steelers Strong Safety Troy Polamalu
By Jim Wexell


416 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (CA $26.95) (US $19.95)

ISBN 9781637272534

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Sep 2023)


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Troy Polamalu was the guiding spirit behind a Pittsburgh Steelers dynasty that won two Super Bowls and led the NFL in total defense five times during his 12-year career.

His explosiveness and instinct shone on the field, yet is is Polamalu’s grace and character, his humility and dignity that have made the greatest impression on those closest to him.

This biography, the first written on the Steelers’ Hall of Famer, was over a decade in the making. Author Jim Wexell covered every step of Polamalu's career and interviewed countless family members, friends, coaches, team officials, front office executives, and teammates to produce a moving portrait of a remarkable athlete.

Polamalu's days as a child in Santa Ana, California; his formative years in Tenmile, Oregon; his college days at the University of Southern California; and his glory days with the Steelers are all covered in this essential chronicle of a Pittsburgh great.


Author Biography

Jim Wexell graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983 and worked as a Westmoreland County sportswriter for 15 years, including the last five years as sports editor. He founded SteelCityInsider, an interactive subscription site now managed by CBS Interactive, in 2001, and he covers the Steelers as publisher of that site. He is the author of several books, including On the Clock: Pittsburgh Steelers, Tales from Behind the Steel Curtain, Men of Steel, and Steeler Nation.