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George Atkinson

George Henry Atkinson (Butch)

Position: DB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 180 lbs.

Born: January 4, 1947 in Savannah, GA
High School: Sol C. Johnson
College: Morris Brown
Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 7th round (190th overall) of the 1968 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 63 (807th overall since 1950)
2-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd AV
1968* 21 OAK KR/lcb/PR 43 14 6 36 490 2 86 13.6 32 802 0 60 25.1 1292 9
1969* 22 OAK KR/LS/PR 43 14 12 25 153 0 30 6.1 16 382 0 39 23.9 535 7
1970 23 OAK KR/SS 43 14 14 4 12 0 10 3.0 23 574 0 62 25.0 586 7
1971 24 OAK PR/SS 43 14 14 20 159 0 34 8.0 185 6
1972 25 OAK SS 43 14 14 10 33 0 8 3.3 3 75 0 34 25.0 108 7
1973 26 OAK PR/SS 43 14 13 41 336 1 63 8.2 395 11
1974 27 OAK SS 43 14 14 4 31 0 13 7.8 39 8
1975 28 OAK SS 43 14 14 8 33 0 12 4.1 2 60 0 45 30.0 93 10
1976 29 OAK SS 43 14 14 0 6
1977 30 OAK SS 43 12 11 0 6
1979 32 DEN 47 6 0 0 3
Career 144 126 148 1247 3 86 8.4 76 1893 0 62 24.9 3233 80
10 yrs OAK 138 126 148 1247 3 86 8.4 76 1893 0 62 24.9 3233 77
1 yr DEN 6 0 0 3

Playoffs Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1968* 21 OAK LCB 2 2 2 11 0 7 5.5 5 146 0 34 29.2 157
1969* 22 OAK SS 2 2 4 18 0 17 4.5 4 133 0 52 33.3 151
1970 23 OAK SS 2 2 3 9 0 10 3.0 3 56 0 27 18.7 65
1972 25 OAK SS 1 1 1 37 0 37 37.0 37
1973 26 OAK SS 2 2 3 11 0 13 3.7 11
1974 27 OAK SS 2 2 0
1975 28 OAK SS 2 2 0
1976 ❍ 29 OAK SS 3 3 0
Career 16 16 13 86 0 37 6.6 12 335 0 52 27.9 421

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1968* 21 OAK KR/lcb/PR 43 14 6 4 66 1 33 0 0 7 3 0 0
1969* 22 OAK KR/LS/PR 43 14 12 2 38 1 22 0
1970 23 OAK KR/SS 43 14 14 3 35 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 0
1971 24 OAK PR/SS 43 14 14 4 70 0 41 0 0 0 2 26 1
1972 25 OAK SS 43 14 14 4 37 0 23 0 0 2 0 0 0
1973 26 OAK PR/SS 43 14 13 3 48 0 36 0 0 1 2 59 1
1974 27 OAK SS 43 14 14 4 39 0 26 0 0 1 1 8 0
1975 28 OAK SS 43 14 14 4 77 0 26 0 0 1 3 0 0
1977 30 OAK SS 43 12 11 2 38 0 24 0 0 0 1 0 0
Career 144 126 30 448 2 41 0 0 12 13 93 2
10 yrs OAK 138 126 30 448 2 41 0 0 12 13 93 2
1 yr DEN 6 0

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1968* 21 OAK LCB 1 1 1 32 0 32 0
1969* 22 OAK SS 1 1 1 57 1 57 0 0 1 1 0 0
1970 23 OAK SS 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
1973 26 OAK SS 1 1 1 8 0 8 0
Career 16 16 3 97 1 57 0 0 2 1 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1968* 21 OAK KR/lcb/PR 43 14 6 2 1 3 18
1969* 22 OAK KR/LS/PR 43 14 12 1 1 6
1971 24 OAK PR/SS 43 14 14 1 1 6
1973 26 OAK PR/SS 43 14 13 1 1 2 12
Career 144 126 3 2 2 7 42
10 yrs OAK 138 126 3 2 2 7 42
1 yr DEN 6 0 0

Playoffs Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1969* 22 OAK SS 1 1 1 1 6
Career 16 16 1 1 6

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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