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Georgia Bulldogs: David Pollack HOF bound

The Georgia Bulldogs are adding another player to the College Football Hall of Fame.

David Pollack is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. This honor is well deserved for the former Bulldog, who is arguably the best Georgia Bulldogs defender ever to wear the Red & Black.

Here is Pollack’s reaction to the news that he is in the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame:

Pollack’s 36 sacks are still most in Georgia football history, his 14 in 2002 is the second-best season for sacks. He was undoubtedly one of the best defensive linemen in Georgia’s history.

Now he can brag that he is among one of the greatest defensive ends to ever play at the college level.

Pollack was a beast at getting after the quarterback, but he may be known more for an interception than for a sack. Pollack’s interception of South Carolina quarterback Corey Jenkins in the end zone is a hard play to forget.

David Pollack is one of the most decorated players to ever play in Athens. Here is a list of Pollack’s awards while at Georgia:
  • Three-time All-America selection
  • 2004 Chuck Bednarik Award
  • 2004 Ronnie Lott Trophy
  • 2003 and 2004 Ted Hendricks Award

Pollack is one half of the Davids (Pollack and Greene) that led the 2002 Georgia team to the Bulldogs’ first SEC Championship since Vince Dooley. They also beat Florida State in the Sugar Bowl and finished No. 3 in the final AP poll.

The highest finish of any Georgia team this millennium, until 2017.

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Pollack in 2003, but his NFL career was cut short due to a neck injury. He has since been a commentator on ESPN for college football and one of the co-hosts on College GameDay.

He will officially join the College Football Hall of Fame on December 8, 2020.


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