ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia defensive line coach Rodney Garner admits that it may be easy to allow the play of end David Pollack to overshadow other linemen, but Garner says Johnathan Sullivan also is playing at an all-star level.
Sullivan, a junior, set a season high with 10 tackles against Florida, and he has 21 tackles with one sack the last three weeks.
Pollack leads the Southeastern Conference with 10 quarterback sacks and 15 tackles for losses. Sullivan has three sacks and has matched Pollack for the SEC lead with 24 quarterback pressures.
"I still believe after coaching (Seymour and Stroud) that he's a combination of both,'' said Garner of Sullivan. "He has the athletic ability of Seymour and the power of Stroud.''
Pollack has seen more time in the spotlight, and he again delivered big plays against Florida with a sack and his second interception of the season. Garner said Sullivan has not been overlooked "by the number of comments from people who come through here every week" - a reference to NFL scouts.
Sullivan delivered the defensive play of the day for Georgia against Florida when he stopped Ran Carthon for a loss of four yards on a fourth-and-one run late in the third quarter last week.
"It was just a big-time play,'' Garner said.
"Having a 300-pounder who can run like he can run, he will lead a good life one day.''