Vermeulen was named SARU Rugby Player of the Year after an extensive voting process, which included the country's rugby media and the public through SARU's online and social media platforms.
The 28-year-old Vermeulen, who will captain the DHL Stormers this year, also won the coveted SARPA Players' Player of the Year and Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year Awards for 2014.
"Duane has been outstanding in 2014 and these awards are just reward for the excellent form he showed last year, as one of the Springboks' key performers and for the DHL Stormers," said SARU President, Mr Oregan Hoskins.
Pollard, one of the five nominees for the main award, was named Absa Young Player and SA Under-20 Player of the Year after some stirring performances in his debut season for the Boks and during the Junior World Championship in New Zealand.
The outstanding Springbok Sevens and Women's Players of the Year were Seabelo Senatla and Fundiswa Plaatjie, neither of whom could not attend the glittering ceremony at Vodacom World in Midrand because of their participation in two Sevens tournaments in New Zealand and Brazil this weekend.
Teboho "Oupa" Mohoje was named as scorer of the Supersport Try of the Year for 2014, voted for by their commentators, for his sublime solo-effort against the Crusaders in a highly-entertaining Vodacom Super Rugby Match in Bloemfontein.
DHL Western Province walked away with the award for Absa Team of the Year for their superb Absa Currie Cup Premier Division campaign, while the Golden Lions' Johan Ackermann was named Absa Coach of the Year for the way in which he galvanised the team from Johannesburg to be a force to be reckoned with.
On the domestic competition scene, the winners in the various categories were Nizaam Carr of DHL Western Province (Absa Currie Cup Premier Division), Boela Abrahams of the Down Touch Griffons (Absa Currie Cup First Division), Renaldo Bothma of the Steval Pumas (Vodacom Cup), Michael Nienaber of Rustenburg Impala (Cell C Community Cup) and Curwin Bosch of Eastern Province (Coca-Cola Craven Week Player of the Year).
Mr Hoskins congratulated all the winners and applauded their achievements in 2014 on behalf of the South African Rugby Union.