#24 Josh Atkinson
JOSH ATKINSON[apos]S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 3, at Boston College, Nov. 10, 2012 (3-0)
JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Played in five games, making one solo tackle and two assisted tackles … saw action in the season opener against Temple (Aug. 31) and then in each of the final three games of the regular season … recorded a solo stop at Stanford (Nov. 30) … assisted on a tackle in the win over BYU (Nov. 23) … also played at Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) … recorded an assisted tackle against Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl (Dec. 28) … finished sixth in 60 meters at 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference indoor meet … placed fifth in 100 meters, seventh in 200 meters and helped 4×100 relay to runnersup slot at 2014 ACC outdoor event.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Stepped into a more significant cornerback role when both starters graduated after the 2011 campaign and Lo Wood was lost for the year early in 2012 preseason camp following a torn Achilles tendon … saw action in all 13 games, primarily on special teams but also appeared as a reserve defensive back … registered five tackles, with three of them coming against Boston College (Nov. 10) … a Irish indoor track star.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in eight games (did not play in first four games or bowl game), primarily on special teams … recorded two tackles on special teams … registered a tackle in games against Navy and Wake Forest … competed in eight Irish indoor and outdoor track meets to win a monogram … took fifth in 60 meter dash (6.88) and sixth in 200 meters (21.79) at 2012 BIG EAST indoor meet … finished fourth in 100 meters (10.39) and with 4×100 relay unit (40.69) at 2012 BIG EAST outdoor event … ran 100 meters at NCAA East preliminary meet.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played both running back and defensive back for Granada High School in Livermore, Calif. … carried 30 times for 218 rushing yards and three TDs in 2010 – including 73-yard TD run vs. Sierra … also made 20 tackles on defense and broke up 11 passes … second-team all-East Bay Athletic League as defensive back in 2010 … helped team to 8-5 record after loss to power De La Salle in California high school North Coast Section Division I playoff semifinal as Matadors reached playoffs for first time since 2005 … made 38 tackles and broke up 15 passes as honorable mention all-East Bay Athletic League defensive back as junior in 2009 … selected for Team USA vs. The World all-star game in Austin, Texas … father is former all-pro Oakland Raider defensive back George Atkinson Jr. who played professionally with Raiders from 1968-77, helped Oakland to Super Bowl XI title and now is part of Raider radio broadcast team … twin brother George III played for the Irish from 2011-13 … played for coach Tim Silva at Granada High School … son of George Atkinson and Michelle Martin … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre.
Atkinson[apos]s Career Statistics