Doug Atkins

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Atkins in 1954

Douglas Leon Atkins (May 8, 1930 – December 30, 2015) was a former American football defensive end. He played for the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints in the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Tennessee under legendary head coach Robert Neyland. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was born in Humboldt, Tennessee.

Atkins died in Knoxville, Tennessee on December 30, 2015 at the age of 85.[1]

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  1. Rucker, Wes (December 30, 2015). "Tennessee legend Doug Atkins passes away". 247Sports.com. Retrieved December 30, 2015.