The inspirational story of Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu

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

This biography, the first written on the Steelers’ Hall of Famer, has been over a decade in the making and includes interviews with hundreds of Polamalu’s family, friends, coaches, team officials, front office members and teammates.

It’s Polamalu’s grace and character, his humility, class, dignity, even his meekness that make this biography a must read for children of all ages.

Troy Polamalu Biography

Let’s give back to one of the most amazing and gracious athletes of our lifetime!

Congratulations, Steelers Nation, on your $10,000 donation to the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation on Jan. 1.
I hope to host another round of contributions in the future.

All copies of Polamalu arrive signed by Jim Wexell and can be personalized upon request.

What They've Said

Select quotes from Troy Polamalu's teammates featured in the book.

"He was a star of stars. There's a reason he's going to headline the Hall of Fame class."

Steelers LB Joey Porter

"Troy's one of the few players that you find yourself inching back toward the field to watch just to see what he's going to do next. That didn't happen very often in my career, for me to stand up and watch another defensive player, but I didn't want to miss what was going to happen next."

Steelers TE Heath Miller

"The crazy part about playing with him was that we definitely put the responsibility of greatness on him, and expected it from him, but he never wanted the reward of that. He wanted us to be his homeboys, his teammates, and that was that."

Steelers S Ryan Clark

Jim Wexell with Troy Polamalu

About Jim Wexell

Jim Wexell is merely the collector and collator of the information and anecdotes in the book Polamalu.

The universe assigned him the task of pulling it all together, and now that his assigned task is complete Jim returns to his life of watching the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for, practice and play the great game of football.


Read various musings from Jim's past, present and recent experiences as well as other updates relating to the author and his works.

One push-up at a time

January 5, 2021

The other day my daughter asked me how I managed to complete the massive job of not only writing a book, but printing it, publishing it, storing it, distributing it, …

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Why I finally decided to write “Polamalu”

November 17, 2020

As much as I would like to thank Devin Bush and Minkah Fitzpatrick for kick-starting me into finally getting around to writing this book, the more I realize I instead …

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Get In Touch

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