47 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
An absolute college legend.
Yesterday we got to check out a pretty dominant edge rusher from Arizona State. Now for day 47, let’s take a trip to the east coast and look at one of the best and most dominant college linebackers that had his NFL career cut short.
David Pollack grew up in New Brunswick, New Jersey before moving to Georgia where he attended Shiloh High School in Snellville, Georgia. Pollack was an All State football player and a stand out basketball player and wrestler.
The hard hitting linebacker stayed in state to play for the Georgia Bulldogs where he made a splash. From 2001 to 2004, Pollack played under Mark Richt and is one of the most decorated college players off all time.
From 2002 to 2004, Pollack was three time First Team All SEC and three time First Team All American. In 2002 and 2004 he was named SEC Player of the Year. 2004 was his most impressive year when he won the Lott Trophy, the Bednarik Award, the Lombardi Trophy, and won the Ted Hendricks award for the second time as he won it in 2003.
Pollack was named the 2005 Outback Bowl MVP and is in the Florida-Georgia and College Football Hall of Fame. He recorded thirty six sacks in his college career which is the most in Bulldog history and ranks third all time.
He was taken seventeenth overall by the Bengals in 2005 and his career ended in 2007 when he broke a vertebra in his back. He is currently the host of College Game Day on ESPN.
Tomorrow we look at one of the NFL’s most dominant edge rusher. A guy who played at a small division one college.