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Geno Atkins
Geno Atkins
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Geno Atkins

DT

Date of birth
Mar 28, 1988
College
Georgia
Height
6-1
Weight
303 Lbs

Bio

Geno Atkins is a defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals. Atkins accumulated 19.5 sacks between the 2011 and 2012 seasons, justifying him as a two-time Pro Bowler.

Early Life

Atkins was born on March 28, 1988 in Fort Lauderdale Florida. He attended St. Thomas Aquinas and became a standout defensive player in his junior year.  The Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald named him First-team All-County. He was rated a Top 25 defensive end amongst prospects in the 2006 recruiting class.

Georgia Bulldogs

Atkins was on the field as a freshman and made significant improvements to his game play each succeeding year. In 2007, he received First-team All-SEC honors. Atkins developed a knack for pushing the line of scrimmage backward. In four years at Georgia he recorded 33.5 tackles that resulted in a loss of yardage. He also recorded 11.5 sacks.

Cincinnati Bengals

In the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft the Cincinnati Bengals selected Atkins with hopes of making substantial changes to a defensive line equipped to stop the run and pressure opposing quarterbacks. Atkins has started at defensive tackle for three years and recorded 29 sacks in four NFL seasons. He experienced a breakout year in 2012 with 12.5 sacks during the season. After tearing his ACL in 2013, he hopes to return to Pro Bowl form in 2014, spearheading the Bengals defensive line. 

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 12 8 20 6.0 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
1-4-2015 @ Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 26-10 2 1 3 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-28-2014 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 1 2 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-22-2014 @ Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 37-28 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-14-2014 @ Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 0-30 1 0 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-7-2014 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 21-42 4 0 4 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0

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