David Pollack Talks Fatherhood, College Football & His Foundation

David Pollack sits down with me to talk about his fatherhood journey. He shares some of the values he looks to instill into his kids as they grow up. In addition, David talks about why kindness is so important when raising kids. After that we talk about the great work he does on ESPN for College GameDay. David shares his insight on the state of college football and the prep he does each week for ESPN. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five. 

About David Pollack

As a defensive end at the University of Georgia, he was just the second Bulldog to be named a three-time All-American. In the 2005 NFL Draft, David was taken 17th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals then announced Pollack’s retirement before the 2008 season. At Georgia, David’s accolades included 2002 SEC Player of the Year honors, the 2003 and 2004 Ted Hendricks Award, and, all in 2004, the Chuck Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award, Lott Trophy and SEC Defensive Player of the Year. His 36 sacks for the Bulldogs remain a school record. 

In 2020, David was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. David started his broadcast career in 2008, doing studio work for CBS and hosting a sports radio talk show in Atlanta for 790 The Zone. Since joining ESPN in 2009, David has contributed his college football knowledge to several network programs, including ESPN’s College GameDay starting in 2011, as well as College Football Live, SportsCenter and all ESPN Bowl and CFP National Championship Coverage.  David now resides in Athens with his wife Lindsey and their kids, Nicholas and Leah. Follow David on Twitter and Instagram at @DavidPollack47. Go to his family foundation’s website at pollackfamilyfoundation.com.

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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast 

The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.

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