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Doug Atkins Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

DOUG ATKINS
Born: May 8, 1930 in Humboldt, Tennessee
Died: December 30, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee
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Full Name: Douglas Leon Atkins

High School: Humboldt (TN)
Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 23, 1982
Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: August 7, 1982
Pro Career: 17 seasons, 205 games
Drafted: 1st round (11th overall) in 1953 by Cleveland Browns
Uniform Number: 81, (83)

Class of 1982
Defensive End 6-8, 257
(Tennessee)
1953-1954 Cleveland Browns, 1955-1966 Chicago Bears, 1967-1969 New Orleans Saints

Douglas Leon Atkins
All-America tackle at Tennessee 
Browns No. 1 draft pick, 1953   
Ring-leader of powerful Bears defensive units for 12 years   
Exceptionally strong, agile, earned legendary acclaim as devastating pass rusher   
Often leap-frogged blockers to get at passer   
Scrimmage-line regular for then-record 17 years, 205 games   
All-NFL four years   
Played in eight Pro Bowls

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