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April 22, 2008

David Pollack Retires

Three-time All-American DE, David Pollack retired today from pro ball. After a promising rookie season, Pollack broke his neck in the second game of the 2006 season. The first thing I think of when his name comes up is not that "his motor never stops running," but is this play from the 2002 South Carolina game. "How 'bout that Pollock?"



Good luck and Godspeed, David Pollack.

Quinton

13 comments:

Hobnail_Boot said...

I was at Williams-Brice that day, drenched and stuck in the middle of the Gamecock student section on the other end of the stadium. Nobody, and I mean nobody, had a clue what was going on. I thought it was a safety, my buddy thought it was a pass deflection, and the SCU students thought they'd just won another national title.

Even watching it now the play makes no sense whatsoever. It was just the first in a long line of ridiculous Pollack plays. I don't care what the UGAA says, they need to retire his number. I'm going to spend some time tomorrow drafting a letter to Damon Evans.

GATA Davie.

Anonymous said...

"well its David Pollack"...LOL, whatever happened to that cute sideline reporter?

Anonymous said...

anon - she kept asking racist questions.

carter said...

Jill Arrington is her name. I think I remember her being w/ CBS and then ESPN. I guess Erin Andrews is what happened to her.

Joel said...

Another amazing thing about that play is that the refs immediately called it correctly

blackertai said...

I wonder if Richt will see clear to give him a spot on our defensive staff? He's mentioned being interested in coaching.

dean said...

I was at that game as well and I (like hobnail boot) was at the other end of the stadium. All I could see was Georgia players and fans on that end of the stadium going crazy.

Pollack number should be retired. He may not have won the Heismen (what D-linemen has or will) but he did win every other award a D-linemen could. He may not have led us to a MNC either but he was a major part of the catalyst for the success UGA is now having.

Smitty said...

I met what would later be my wife watching that game and that play.

Yes I believe his number should be retired. He's the most decorated player we've had since Herschel Walker.

JasonC said...

I was on the sidelines shooting that game for the NBC station in Greenville and honestly I had no idea what happened. I saw the QB make a passing motion and looked for the ball to come out on a deep pass and thought I just missed the ball coming out. Then, I thought David deflected it. It took me a while to figure out what happened. I had no idea that he intercepted it until someone explained it to me.

It was a once in a lifetime play, made by a great player who always gave his best. And as Todd Blackledge said, he beat a double team to get there.

I thought Jill A. was still doing some work for CBS. She is a gators fan.

Anonymous said...

Don't disparage the lovely Ms. Arrington, I am 90% sure she is not a Gator. I believe she was a tennis player at Miami (FL) and her father is actually a UGA alum.

I believe she was Steve Spurrier's favorite is the reason you believe her a Gator. The OBC can spot the talent.

Anonymous said...

One of the best games I've been to. Bourbon, lightning, and the emergence of one of our greatest players. Pollack was and has been more to Georgia than just a great defensive player. I think he helped Richt define himself as a coach and redefine Georgia. We really needed it then. Of course his number should be retired.

Joel said...

Anon 10:08 - you are correct
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Arrington
Biography
Arrington was born in Conyers, Georgia, the daughter of Mary Jane (née Odum) and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Rick Arrington, and resides in Beverly Hills, California. She is the aunt of Dakota and Elle Fanning.

Arrington is a 1994 graduate of the University of Miami, where she was a member of the university's tennis team, was selected as the university's Orange Bowl princess and joined Delta Gamma sorority.

Anonymous said...

I was also at that game and fortunately 4 rows up right on the tunnel on the georgia side of the endzone. I had a perfect view of the play from 50 ft. away. I knew it was a touchdown right away, just thought it was a fumble recovery. Best play I have ever seen. Amazing that he replicated it against Wisconsin in the outback bowl in his last game. Hope he finds a spot on our staff.

 
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