Davey Pollack's burgeoning broadcast career will be on full display in the Atlanta area in the coming months.
The Shiloh grad and former University of Georgia football star hit the airwaves Tuesday afternoon for Sports Radio 790 The Zone, as part of the AM station's Afternoon Saloon team. He joins Mike Bell and Chuck Oliver on the 4 to 7 p.m. show, which was broadcast Tuesday from the Athens home of UGA's legendary coach and athletic director, Vince Dooley.
"If sports fans loved watching David on the field, I assure you they will love him on the radio," Sports Radio 790 The Zone vice president/general manager Neal Maziar said. "David will bring the same unbridled passion to succeed and boundless energy that you saw on the field to the radio."
Pollack, a three-time All-American at Georgia, was a first-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2005 but his NFL career was brief. After a move from defensive end to linebacker, he broke the C-6 vertebra in the second game of the 2006 season while making a hit on Cleveland running back Reuben Droughns.
The injury didn't heal on its own, so surgery was performed on the injury on Jan. 3, 2007, essentially ending his career although Pollack hasn't announced an official retirement.
He has pursued broadcasting with several endeavors in recent years, including some work last season with CBS, a role he is expected to continue this year.
Pollack and his wife, Lindsey, have moved back from Ohio and now live in the Atlanta area. They have one child, a son born in August.