Georgia defensive end David Pollack introduced himself to America with his Superman-like interception against South Carolina in 2002.
With the Bulldogs nursing a 3–0 lead early in the fourth quarter, Pollack beat two Gamecocks blockers, deflected QB Corey Jenkins’ pass with his left hand and then came down with the ball in the same hand in the end zone for a touchdown.
It was Georgia’s only touchdown on the day in a gut-check, 13–7 win that sent the Bulldogs on their way to a 13–1 season. And Pollack would end the season as both a First-Team All-American and All-SEC performer — the first of three straight seasons he would be so honored.
Ten years later, No. 5 Georgia is back in Columbia to face No. 6 South Carolina. Pollack, now part of ESPN’s “College GameDay” crew, will be situated outside Williams-Brice Stadium for most of the day hoping a Bulldog can duplicate his efforts from 2002. David Pollack profile