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Polamalu has Sanchez's full attention

Since days as a USC Trojan, Jets' QB has been well aware of Steelers' star safety

Updated: January 18, 2011, 11:22 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

When Mark Sanchez played football at USC, he looked up to Troy Polamalu every day. Literally.

Inside the Trojans' team room is a giant action photo of Polamalu, decked out in his cardinal and gold colors, alongside other former USC greats. The team meetings are held in that room, and that's where then coach Pete Carroll occasionally dropped Polamalu's name in his speeches, describing the star safety as the ultimate teammate.

"Troy was one of the biggest ones up there," Sanchez ...

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