Troy Polamalu soars through air to make acrobatic sack

By Sam Gardner,

The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t have a whole lot go right Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, but All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu gave fans one highlight with an acrobatic sack of Titans quarterback Jake Locker.

Trailing 7-2 in the third quarter at Heinz Field, Polamalu timed the Tennessee snap perfectly, then soared through the line and tackled Locker before he probably even realized he had the ball:

Of course, the Titans probably should have been ready for this kind of play from Polamalu. He did the same thing to them in 2010:

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection Polamalu missed seven games last season as he battled a nagging calf injury, but since he’s making plays like this, it’s probably safe to say he’s back to 100 percent.

(h/t FTW)