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Late football start not a hindrance for Pollak
Ameer Pollak
During a May 12 ceremony at South Effingham, Ameer Pollak signs a national letter of intent to attend Kentucky Christian University. - photo by Photo by Birk Herrath

GUYTON — Even though Ameer  Pollak was a late arrival to the football party, he still has plenty to celebrate.

On May 12, the South Effingham senior signed a national letter of intent to attend Kentucky Christian University in Grayson, Kentucky.

Pollak, 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, starred at defensive back and was a key figure on special teams.

“He didn’t start playing football until his junior year so he didn’t have a real strong foundation,” Mustangs head coach Nathan Clark said, “but we were able to get him out and he did some tremendous things. I wish we had had him for four years in this program. He was a two-year starter and our best cover corner.”

As a junior, Pollak received honorable mention for the All-Region 2-AAAAA team. 

“He had some really impressive stats,” Clark said.

During his two-year stint with the Mustangs, Pollak logged more than 50 tackles, broke up 10 passes and blocked three kicks.

Pollak, who wants to become a sportscaster, was also a South Effingham basketball standout, serving three seasons as a starter. He earned second-team all-region status.

“We really look forward to Ameer being successful on the football field in the future in Kentucky,” Clark said.

Kentucky Christian University is a private Christian University that competes in the NAIA and National Christian College Athletic Association.

“I want to thank South Effingham for giving me the opportunity to play football,” Pollak said. “I also want to thank my friends, family and God for pushing me, and I thank Kentucky Christian University for giving me the opportunity to play over there.”