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PressBox, GBMC Honor St. Paul's School's Jack Pollard With Unsung Hero Award

January 14, 2015

PressBox and GBMC have teamed up to honor one high school student athlete each month who demonstrate sportsmanship, school spirit, hard work and dedication. 

The fourth honoree is St. Paul's School football player Jack Pollard.

GBMC Unsung Hero January 2015: St. Paul's Jack Pollard
L-R: Jack Pollard, PressBox publisher Stan Charles, St. Paul's athletic director and head football coach Paul Bernstorf

To nominate a student-athlete for consideration, click here. 

Pollard, a 12th-grader, was nominated by St. Paul's athletic director and head football coach Paul Bernstorf, who wrote:

"Jack is the most unselfish football player we have had at St. Paul's in a long time."

St. Paul's compiled a 5-4-1 record during the 2014 season, falling to Archbishop Curley in the MIAA Championships.

To Bernstorf, one of the things that set Pollard apart was his willingness to play wherever the team needed, from quarterback to linebacker, running back to defensive end, slot receiver on offense and back to defensive end on defense.

"He never said a word about changing positions and did whatever he could to help the team," Bernstorf wrote. "In this day and age when parents and players what to dictate where they will play, it was nice to have a player who just played for the love of the game." 

Pollard served as one of the team captains this season, along with Anthony Pino, Darius Johnson, Allan Koikoi and Garrett Mullin. 

"I loved his attitude and his effort every day in practice," Bernstorf wrote.

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