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Pollack says no to NFL

Pollack in action against Clemson Pollack in action against Clemson

January 12, 2004

 (Athens-AP) -- Georgia defensive end David Pollack is coming back for a senior season.

He made the announcement today, much to the delight of about 50 of his teammates who attended his news conference.

Pollack says that he made the decision after getting input from teammates, coaches, agents, family and friends.

He says he's looking forward to the off-season, when he can spend time with his friends on campus and not have the constant grind of practice.

Pollack, a second-team All-American this season, had seven and a half sacks and 92 tackles.

 In 2002, when he helped the Bulldogs win their first Southeastern Conference championship in 20 years, he had a school record of 14 sacks and 102 tackles.

 He also has four interceptions in his career, highly unusual for a defensive lineman.

Pollack says he had been told he would be a first-round draft pick by the NFL.

posted at 4:20pm by roberth@walb.com