DAVID POLLACK’s career has been a real rollercoaster ride.
First-round pick by Georgia in 2005, Pollack would only last two seasons in his NFL career before he was forced to retire very early.
Now he looks practically unrecognizable compared to the 297-pound defensive end, who twice won SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
Unfortunately, Pollack’s weight-loss journey was started by a horrific injury.
In the second game of the 2006 season, Pollack suffered a neck injury against the Cleveland Browns, which led to a fractured cervical vertebra.
Two fused vertebrae and “a few years” in a ruff and halo later, Pollack told Men’s Journal that he “slowly started to lose some weight.”
After announcing his retirement in 2008, he quickly entered the broadcast world with 790 The Zone in Atlanta, along with studio work for CBS, and the rest was history.
Pollack joined ESPN the following summer and has been a core member of College Gameday since 2011, among other activities.
Meanwhile, Pollack has slimmed down to 220 pounds through a simplified diet.
He told Men’s Journal: “It’s been a process and I’m continuing to educate myself.
“My wife and I are conscious of what we cook and what we eat, when we eat. For the next year I have goals that I want to pursue in terms of nutrition –[eat] more deer; I don’t want to eat anything processed.
“I look at things that have more than four ingredients and I don’t care. It took a while to develop and grow.”
Pollack also continues to train – although his travel schedule often means training when and where he can.
He explained, “I do a lot with bodyweight and look for weight rooms when I can.
“A lot of pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups. I carry these pull up straps with me on the go that I can strap to the door and do pull ups. I have to run at least a mile a day.”
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