George Atkinson III

Pos: WR // Height: 6-2 // Weight: 190 lbs // Class: 2015 // Hometown: Livermore, CA (Granada)

George Atkinson III


George Atkinson III is the son of former Oakland Raider star George Atkinson. The younger Atkinson committed to Notre Dame along with his brother Josh in the summer of September of 2010. Atkinson played safety for the West squad in the US Army All American Bowl.

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Injuries, Martin's Rise Highlight 2014 Notre Dame Rookies

Injuries, Martin’s Rise Highlight 2014 Notre Dame Rookies

Despite a disappointing 2013 season, Notre Dame saw its roster from a season ago produce 8 NFL Draft picks in the 2014 NFL Draft including five picks within the first three rounds alone.  Not bad for a team that played in the Pinstripe Bowl and won just 9 games.  A year later, the deep Notre [...]

Comments (2) // Published: January 10, 2015

George Atkinson Heading to NFL

George Atkinson Heading to NFL

Stephon Tuitt isn’t the only Notre Dame junior to forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.  On Wednesday reports surfaced that running back George Atkinson was also going to leave Notre Dame early to pursue a career in the NFL. When Stephon Tuitt announced that he was leaving for the NFL, hardly [...]

Comments (56) // Published: January 8, 2014

Notre Dame @ Michigan '13 - Key Matchups

Notre Dame @ Michigan ’13 – Key Matchups

Notre Dame enters the second week of the season poised to endure one of the most instrumental games of its season versus Michigan.  The College Gameday crew will be present as the two top 20 teams clash.  The Irish will attempt to avoid a meltdown like the one they experienced in 2011’s visit to Ann [...]

Comments (5) // Published: September 5, 2013

#10 George Atkinson - 2013 Top 25 Notre Dame Football Players

#10 George Atkinson – 2013 Top 25 Notre Dame Football Players

We’ve finally reached the top 10 in our countdown of the top 25 players on the 2013 Notre Dame football roster with one of the tougher players to project – running back George Atkinson. Originally recruited as a wide receiver, George Atkinson, the son of the former NFL great with the same name, moved to [...]

Comments (4) // Published: August 24, 2013

Notre Dame Running Back Rotation Still Unsettled

Notre Dame Running Back Rotation Still Unsettled

Brian Kelly and the Irish opened camp early last week, and he took the time to address an off-seasons worth of questions during his initial press conference just a few days before camp broke. Kelly talked about the mindset of the team and of the staff , and where they feel they are at right [...]

Comments (10) // Published: August 10, 2013

Replacing Notre Dame’s Offensive Leadership

Replacing Notre Dame’s Offensive Leadership

Notre Dame’s offense didn’t gain the national attention its defense did during last season’s 12-1 campaign but was instrumental in returning the Irish to relevance in the national championship picture.  Several key members of the Irish offense will not be back for the 2013 season leaving leadership and production holes that must be filled for [...]

Comments (4) // Published: June 15, 2013

Notre Dame Fans, The Tide Has Turned

Notre Dame Fans, The Tide Has Turned

Notre Dame starting quarterback Everett Golson stood in the pocket, ball in hand, and examined his options.

Comments (15) // Published: April 23, 2013

Post Spring '13 - Rating Notre Dame's Position Units

Post Spring ’13 – Rating Notre Dame’s Position Units

With spring practice now behind us, we will rate the units according to a four tier rating system:  BCS Game Caliber, New Year’s Day Bowl Caliber, Bowl Game Caliber, Stay Home. While last year the secondary started out in the “Stay Home” category, the program has progressed so that none of the nine units (OL, TE, WR, RB, [...]

Comments (5) // Published: April 22, 2013

Breaking Down Notre Dame's 2013 Running Backs

Breaking Down Notre Dame’s 2013 Running Backs

As the Irish head into 2013 with a focus on returning to the national title game, they have a lot of key returning pieces that played a large part in their success as a team in last year’s undefeated season.

Comments (12) // Published: April 16, 2013

Notre Dame Has Questions in Backfield for '13

Notre Dame Has Questions in Backfield for ’13

Notre Dame marched its way to a 12-1 season and birth in the national championship game on stout defense and a strong running game. The key to the strength of the Irish running game was the gifted and experienced tandem of Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood. With Riddick graduating and Wood opting for the NFL [...]

Comments (9) // Published: January 23, 2013

5 Things I Liked: Miami '12

5 Things I Liked: Miami ’12

There was a whole lot to like in Notre Dame’s complete and thorough beating of Miami on Saturday night, but here are five things that stood out to me in a night of strong performances for the Irish. Everett Golson’s 1st Half 2-Minute Drill As Brian Kelly mentioned on Saturday night, Everett Golson did a [...]

Comments (10) // Published: October 9, 2012

Irish Keys to Victory - Purdue '12

Irish Keys to Victory – Purdue ’12

Here’s a look at what Notre Dame has to do this weekend in order to leave Notre Dame Stadium with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2008. Go Deep Early We all saw Notre Dame run the ball 46 times right at Navy with great success. Guess what? So did Purdue and while [...]

Comments (17) // Published: September 6, 2012

The Indispensables – 2012 Edition

The Indispensables – 2012 Edition

For the third year in a row, I am rolling out my yearly list of the 10 most indispensable players on the Notre Dame roster for the upcoming season – a list of players whose health status is going to make all of the difference between the kind of season Notre Dame fans hope the Irish are [...]

Comments (2) // Published: August 30, 2012

8 Could Breakout for Notre Dame in '12

8 Could Breakout for Notre Dame in ’12

Often times the difference between a good year and a great year for a team is the number of players who come out of nowhere and become star players. Every team has its star players coming into a season and they know what to expect from them. For Notre Dame, we know Tyler Eifert is [...]

Comments (10) // Published: August 29, 2012

Spring '12 - Day 4 Video Highlights the Slot

Spring ’12 – Day 4 Video Highlights the Slot

Notre Dame posted another practice video after Day 4 of spring practice this year focusing on the hybrid slot wide receiver/running back position the Irish staff created this off-season.  We have the video and some comments. First off, I don’t I can overstate how much I love Tony Alford as an assistant coach at Notre [...]

Comments (0) // Published: March 27, 2012

Brian Kelly Recaps Day 3 of Spring Football '12

Brian Kelly Recaps Day 3 of Spring Football ’12

Brian Kelly briefly addressed the media after day 3 of spring practice 2012 – the first in which the Irish could be in full pads.  We have some notes from the highlights of what Kelly had to say along with video posted on the ND athletic department YouTube channel. First, the video and then some [...]

Comments (0) // Published: March 25, 2012

Notre Dame Suddenly Has A Surplus of Options

Notre Dame Suddenly Has A Surplus of Options

Brian Kelly decided to combine the coaching responsibilities for running backs and slot wide receivers in 2012 because he envisions a combined role for his backs and slot receivers moving forward. For the first time since he arrived at Notre Dame, he’ll also have a bevy of options out of the slot with a number [...]

Comments (19) // Published: February 25, 2012

8 Impact Freshman for 2011

8 Impact Freshman for 2011

We’re still over a month away from the start of fall camp, but with freshman reporting to Notre Dame in the near future, it’s a good time to start looking at which incoming frosh may see the field for the Irish this fall. Notre Dame landed one of it’s strongest, most well rounded recruiting classes [...]

Comments (9) // Published: June 13, 2011

Class of '11 Cliff's Notes Edition - Offense

Class of ’11 Cliff’s Notes Edition – Offense

Baring any last minute changes, Notre Dame will sign seven offensive players in this year’s class.  Here’s a quick run down of each along with a look at the lone special teams addition this year. George Atkinson III – WR (6-2, 195, 4.4; Livermore, CA – Granada HS) – The son of former Raider great [...]

Comments (1) // Published: February 2, 2011

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