ATHENS -- When David Pollack got off Georgia's team bus two years ago in Columbia, S.C., his name recognition extended no further than the team's practice fields. When he got back on it late Saturday night, he was on his way to stardom and Georgia was on its way to the SEC Championship.
The reason for that came with 13:58 left in the fourth quarter of the 2002 game against the Gamecocks. South Carolina quarterback Corey Jenkins rolled to his right in his own end zone and looked downfield when David Pollack beat two blockers, dove, stripped the ball from Jenkins' cocked hand, and caught it one-handed as he fell into the end zone.
It was the Bulldogs' only touchdown of the game and provided the margin of a victory in a 13-7 win that propelled them to the conference title.
"After that game, we felt like we could overcome anything," safety Thomas Davis said.