ATLANTA — One of the most visible Georgia Bulldogs alums will be honored with a place in one of Atlanta's most visible institutions.

David Pollack, a linebacker for the Bulldogs from 2001-04 and now a mainstay on ESPN's College Gameday, was elected into the 2020 class, the National Football Federation announced Wednesday.

Pollack was described in a UGA Athletics release as "one of the school's most decorated players in history." He learned of his election on SportsCenter.

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The class will be inducted at a ceremony in New York on Dec. 8.

Pollack becomes the 15th Bulldog in the College Football Hall of Fame, which is located in downtown Atlanta.

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He was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in both 2002 and 2004 and was both a three-time All-American and All-SEC selection. 

He also won 2004 Chuck Bednarik Award for best defensive player in the country and was a two-time finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award, also given to the nation's top defensive player. He won a number of other awards during his time at UGA.

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It made him a first-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, but he suffered a career-ending injury in only his second season.

“We are extremely proud to announce the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame Class,” said Archie Manning, NFF chairman and a 1989 College Football Hall of Famer from Mississippi. “Each of these men has established himself among the absolute best to have ever played or coached the game, and we look forward to immortalizing their incredible accomplishments.”


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