Tony Poljan Audio Pronunciation
In only one season as a Virginia Cavalier, Poljan leaves No. 8 all-time at UVA in career receiving touchdowns (6) by a tight end.
2020 – Phil Steele All-ACC (3rd) … accepted invite to the 2021 Senior Bowl.
2020 – Appeared in all 10 of UVA’s games with eight starts … No. 7 in the nation among tight ends with 38 receptions … No. 7 in the nation among tight ends with six touchdown receptions … his six receiving touchdowns is tied for No. 2 on UVA’s single-season list for a tight end … his 38 receptions is No. 7 on UVA’s single-season list for a tight end … his 411 receiving yards is tied for No. 7 on UVA’s single-season list for a tight end … made four receptions for 44 yards in his UVA debut against Duke in the season opener … caught three passes for 25 yards and a touchdown at No. 1 Clemson … caught seven passes for 31 yards and one touchdown against NC State … made four catches for 46 yards at Wake Forest … recorded four catches for 26 yards and highlight touchdown catch at No. 11 Miami … his TD catch at Miami was featured on “You Got Mossed!” … made two catches for 33 yards and a score against No. 15 North Carolina … scored on a 17-yard strike from Brennan Armstrong … made once catch for 18 yards against Louisville before leaving with an injury … made five catches for 77 yards and one touchdown against Abilene Christian … caught three passed for 45 yards against Boston College … notched five catches for 66 yards and a touchdown at Virginia Tech.
A 2019 graduate from Central Michigan, earning a degree in finance … appeared in 37 career games for Central Michigan over the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons … earned second-team All-MAC honors in 2019 after catching 33 passes for 496 yards and four touchdowns for the Chippewas … came to CMU as a quarterback … opened the 2018 season as the starting quarterback for CMU before making the move to tight end … amassed 703 passing yards on 89-of-168 passing with two touchdowns during the 2017 and 2018 seasons … also rushed 91 times for 248 yards and two more sores … left CMU with 45 career receptions for 718 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Was a 2016 graduate of Lansing Catholic High School where he played quarterback for head coach Jim Ahem … named the No. 17 recruit in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press … ranked No. 20 in the state on the Lansing State Journal Catch-22 list … completed 390-of-670 passes for 6,090 yards and threw for 58 touchdown passes in high school career … ran for 3,118 yards on 500 carries and scored 58 touchdowns … named the Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015 … earned a spot on the ESPN 300 as a senior … named to Detroit News Division 5 first-team all-state … first-team Detroit Free Press Division 5 All-Stater … first-team Associated Press Division 5-6 All-State … named the Lansing State Journalplayer of the year in 2015 … led team to two district championships, two regional titles, a state championship game appearance (2014) and a state semifinal berth (2015) … four-year letter winner … basketball standout scored more than 1,000 career points … four-time all-league selection in basketball … named to Mr. Basketball Watch List prior to senior season … was named to Lansing State Journal Dream Team three times … earned four letters in track and field and three in basketball … son of Amy and Rick Poljan … has three brothers, Buddy, David and Bo … has three sisters, Hillary, Rebecka and Mary … sister Rebecka currently plays volleyball at Michigan State … older brother, Buddy, played football at Michigan Tech … older brother, David, played football at Hillsdale College … last name is pronounced POLE-jan … earned a finance degree at CMU and is currently doing grad work in UVA’s Curry School (education).