George Atkins (American football)

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George Atkins
No. 62
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1932-04-10)April 10, 1932
Birmingham, Alabama
Died: January 21, 2015(2015-01-21) (aged 82)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Irondale (AL) Shades Valley
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1955 / Round: 15 / Pick: 180
Career history
Career NFL statistics
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George Arthur Atkins (April 10, 1932 – January 21, 2015) was an American football offensive lineman. After a college football career at Auburn, he played one season with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.[1]

Atkins returned to Auburn as an assistant coach to Ralph Jordan in 1956, coaching in various positions, including offensive line.[2] He resigned after the 1971 season to take on a business position in Birmingham, Alabama.[3]

Atkins married former Leah Rawls, 1953 World water skiing champion and later historian at Auburn University, in 1954.[2][4] He died in 2015.[5]