George Atkinson (American Football)

George Atkinson (American Football)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George "Butch" Henry Atkinson (born January 4, 1947 in Savannah, Georgia) is a former professional American football player. He played football collegiately at Morris Brown, where he was a defensive back and a kick returner and professionally in the American Football League and National Football League for the Oakland Raiders from 1968 to 1977. He was a member of the Raiders' Super Bowl XI championship team. Atkinson set the Raiders' single-game record for punt return yardage in 1968, with 205 yards against Buffalo. He ranks fifth on the Raiders all-time interception list with 30. In a regular-season game in 1976 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Raiders' arch-rival, Atkinson hit an unsuspecting Lynn Swann in the back of the head with a forearm smash, even though the ball had not been thrown to Swann. The hit rendered Swann unconscious with a concussion.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613399746X
  • 9786133997462