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Atkeson on a 1955 Bowman football card
|Date of birth||December 24, 1930|
|Place of birth||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Date of death||May 10, 2007(aged 76)|
Atkeson was traded by the Redskins to the Pittsburgh Steelers following the 1956 season. However, he never played for the Steelers after suffering a torn Achilles tendon. He was cut by the team during training camp in 1958.
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