David Pollack is a former American football player who was born on June 19, 1982, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He currently works for ESPN as a college football analyst. He is also a successful entrepreneur and has founded several companies in the past. He also participates in charitable activities. He is married and has two children.
The former linebacker attended Shiloh High School before attending the University of Georgia, where he played for coach Mark Richt’s Georgia Bulldogs football team. During his college career, he was named a three-time All-American and won the Morris Trophy as the top college defensive player. In the 2005 NFL Draft, he was picked by the Cincinnati Bengals as their 17th pick. During his time with the Bengals, he made 4.5 sacks before suffering a serious injury in a game against the Cleveland Browns. In this injury, he broke his sixth cervical vertebrae.
After his injury, he began hosting an afternoon sports talk show on Atlanta’s 790 The Zone in 2008. He later joined ESPN as a college football analyst and cohost of ESPN’s Palmer and Pollack. He is now a full-time broadcaster with ESPN and hosts its Thursday Night Football alongside Jesse Palmer, Rece Davis, and Samantha Ponder.
Outside of his professional work, he spends most of his time with his family. He and his wife, Lindsey, have a son named Nicholas and a daughter Leah. The couple lives in Georgia. They are fans of the Tennessee Titans and regularly attend their games. They have also started their own foundation to raise awareness about childhood obesity.