Troy Polamalu stories in the SI Vault

The Mane Man By Nunyo Demasio, November 14, 2005 He's soft-spoken and self-effacing off the field, but when Steelers safety Troy Polamalu hits the gridiron, his hair comes down and the rampage begins.

The Devil Gets His Due By Nunyo Demasio, February 01, 2006 Steelers' Polamalu's unique style changes the game.

The Hot Rod By Nunyo Damasio, February 15, 2006 His distinctive locks and equally singular playing style have helped make strong safety Troy Polamalu a force on the fearsome Steelers defense.

Steel Pulse By Peter King, January 26, 2009 Unknown when he took over, Mike Tomlin proved a perfect fit in Pittsburgh?and now the Steelers are one win from a record sixth Super Bowl title.

Who Needs Big Ben By Jim Trotter, October 04, 2010 Expected to struggle out of the gate in the absence of Ben Roethlisberger, the Steelers are off to a shocking 3--0 start behind a resurgent defense and the contributions of some unlikely heroes

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