A pacy, skilled goal kicking midfielder, Polec was selected by the Brisbane Lions with pick five overall in the 2010 NAB AFL Draft. Hailing from Woodville West Torrens, Polec won All Australian honours in the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships and averaged 20 disposals a match. He made his debut against Melbourne in Round 3, 2011. After three years at the Lions, Polec was traded to Port Adelaide in the 2013 Gillette trade period. After a sensational debut season with the Power, a foot injury saw Polec miss the majority of the 2015 season. Crucial to the club’s premiership aspirations.