Ron Atchison

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Ron Atchison
Date of birth: (1930-04-21)April 21, 1930
Place of birth: Central Butte, Saskatchewan
Date of death: June 23, 2010(2010-06-23) (aged 80)
Place of death: Regina, Saskatchewan
Career information
CFL status: National
Position(s): DT
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
CJFL: Saskatoon Hilltops
Organizations
As player:
19521968 Saskatchewan Roughriders
CFL West All-Star: 1956, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
Career stats

Ron Atchison (April 21, 1930 – June 23, 2010) was a Canadian football defensive lineman who played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1952 through 1968. He was part of the Grey Cup championship-winning Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1966. Atchison was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1978. He was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

Born in Central Butte and raised in Saskatoon, Atchison played for the Saskatoon Hilltops from 1947 to 1949. In 1976, in recognition, the Hilltops named their practice field and permanent quarters after him.

During Atchison's time as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, he was named to the CFL's Western All-Star team 6 times as a defensive tackle.

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