George Atkinson

George Atkinson

Number: 43

Position: DB

Years: 1968-77

School: Morros Brown

Known as the “Hit Man” as part of the famed Soul Patrol, Atkinson played in 138 games with 126 starts. He returned 148 punts for 1,247 yards and 3 TDs and 76 kickoffs for 1,893 yards. Atkinson recorded 30 interceptions for 448 yards and 2 TDs, forced 12 fumbles and recovered 13, returning 2 for TDs. He was a key member of the Raiders Super Bowl XI championship team. He is the 3rd leading punt returner, 7th leading kickoff returner and 5th leading interceptor in team history.

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