UGA Football: The five most influential Bulldogs

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Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Defensive end. 2001-04. David Pollack. 3. player. 814


  • 2002 SEC Champion
  • Three-time All-American
  • Three-time All-SEC
  • Two-time AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year
  • Two-time SEC Coaches’ Player of the Year
  • Two-time Ted Hendricks Award Winner
  • Two-time Vince Dooley MVP Award Winner
  • Atlanta Sports Club Lineman of the Year (2003)
  • Rotary Lombardi Award (2004)
  • Chuck Bednarik Award (2004)
  • Lott Trophy (2004)
  • SEC Player of the Year (2004)
  • Georgia’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player (2004)
  • Georgia-Florida Hall of Fame inductee (2009)
  • Set UGA record for career sacks with 36
  • Set UGA record for career tackles for loss with 58.5
  • Set UGA record for blocked punts with three

David Pollack was arguably the best defender to ever play for UGA Football. His 36 career sacks are third all-time in NCAA history and a career-best at Georgia. 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.

Pollack is the second most decorated Georgia Bulldog player, and only the second three-time All-American in school history. The Bulldogs haven’t had a pass rusher like him since he left. Georgia could really use another pass rusher with Pollack’s knack for getting to the quarterback.