May 16, 2007

Atkins ready to start

With the Bulldogs aiming to replace three departed seniors at defensive tackle heading into the 2007 season, sophomore Geno Atkins is positioning himself to be one of the starters alongside Jeff Owens. Atkins who played as a true freshman heads into the summer at the top of the depth chart fighting off several other talented linemen.

Last fall camp, Atkins looked like a surefire redshirt candidate with the bigger Ricardo Crawford slated to be the only freshman in the defensive tackle rotation. Injuries plagued Crawford early and Atkins the freshman from Pembroke Pines, Florida seized his opportunity to impress coach Rodney Garner and slide into the rotation.

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