Dawg Post Era #1 - David Pollack

Dawg Post is celebrating ten year of its magazine this week. Fletcher Page counts down the ten top players of the last ten years - today #1 David Pollack.

1. David Pollack
Defensive End
Snellville, GA

To see images of David Pollack through the years click above. (Dean Legge/Dawg Post)

Pollack was the perfect ambassador to usher in the Mark Richt Era. He was productive on the field and also polished in the spotlight – a lethal combination that led to winning over a generation of Bulldog fans. Pollack finished his career as a three-time All-American, winning multiple awards in his senior season campaign and was a key member of the 2002 SEC Championship team.

His signature play against South Carolina in 2002 has became one of the most iconic moments in the last decade of SEC play. Pollack leaped at quarterback Corey Jenkins in the end zone – somehow batting down the pass while in the same motion wrestling the ball into his grasp. He landed in the end zone for perhaps the most famous defensive touchdown in Georgia history.

Pollack left Georgia with the most sacks (36) in a career and season (14) and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals with the No. 17 pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft.

A year later, Pollack suffered a career-ending neck injury. He currently works as an analyst for ESPN.

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