THIS IS EPISODE 312 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
David Pollack is a college football analyst for ESPN. He was selected 17th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, but his career was cut short by a neck injury sustained Sept. 17, 2006, in a game against the Cleveland Browns.
As a defensive end at the University of Georgia, he was just the second Bulldog to be named a three-time All-American (Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker was the first). Pollack was the 2002 SEC Player of the Year, the 2003 and 2004 Ted Hendricks Award winner, and the 2004 Chuck Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award, Lott Trophy and SEC Defensive Player of the Year winner. His 36 sacks for the Bulldogs remain a school record.
He joined ESPN in 2009 and has been a staple on their signature college football show, College Gameday, each Saturday morning in the fall.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Pollack about his football journey, how he came to trust in Jesus, overcoming adversity, turning a nightmare into a dream, and the importance of preaching the Gospel through our actions.
12 years ago today my World was forever changed. Everything I grew up wanting to be was taken away in one hit. Never doubt what God can do! So thankful he took football away and brought me where I am today. pic.twitter.com/sRaweCUqZQ
— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) September 17, 2018
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