Born in Lanett, Alabama, Pollard attended Valley High School of Valley, Alabama and Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, where he played basketball.
Bradley did not have a football program at the time he matriculated there. He played basketball as a power forward – two years starting at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kansas, before transferring to Bradley, where he also started two years. Despite the fact he never played college football, Pollard was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 1995.
He developed into one of the better pass-catching tight ends while with the Colts.
His best season was 2001, when he totaled 47 receptions and 8 touchdowns, including one for 86 yards. After being phased out of the Colts" offense due to the emergence of Dallas Clark, Pollard would join the Detroit Lions for two seasons.
In 2013, Pollard was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars as their Director of Player Development.
Pollard has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.
Married Amani Pollard. Children: Myles, Micah.