Q&A: NG John Atkins also making comeback vs. Tennessee

5 QUESTIONS WITH JOHN ATKINS ATHENS – Georgia’s John Atkins – known as “John John” to family, friends and teammates – achieved a bit of notoriety last Saturday when he lined up at fullback for the Bulldogs on a fourth-and-one play against Ole Miss. With Atkins serving as lead blocker, Nick Chubb was able to break free for a 16-yard gain in a game of very few offensive...
Via Dawg Nation
September 30, 2016

DT John Atkins enjoyed being ‘thrown out there’ at fullback

ATHENS — Georgia’s John Atkins once was considered a pretty strong prospect to play offensive line. And after this past Saturday’s game against Ole Miss, he’d strongly consider making a position switch to fullback. That, or play both ways. The Bulldogs’ junior noseguard got to do a little of both against the Rebels. UGA coach Kirby Smart unexpectedly sent in Atkins —...
Via Dawg Nation
September 27, 2016

Kirby Smart: Defensive lineman suffered knee injury this week

Georgia defensive lineman John Atkins has suffered a hyperextended knee injury and will be out for a little while, Kirby Smart confirmed during Saturday morning’s press conference. Kirby Smart says DL John Atkins is out "for a little while" with a knee injury. "He's going to have to push and stay in shape." — Marc Weiszer (@marcweiszer) August 6, 2016 Smart calls Atkins an...
Via Saturday Down South
August 06, 2016

Georgia defensive lineman out ‘a little while’ with injury

ATHENS — At the area it needs it the least, Georgia has incurred at an injury, though it doesn’t look it will last until the season opener. Georgia nose tackle John Atkins hyperextended his knee earlier this week in practice, head coach Kirby Smart said.  Smart categorized Atkins as “day-to-day”, but indicated he will not practice this weekend. “He’ll be back. But he’s...
Via Dawg Nation
August 06, 2016

UGA practice update: A defensive tackle missing in action

ATHENS — For what it’s worth, from about 12 minutes of practice observation, here’s a few things of note: Defensive tackle John Atkins was missing in action during the media observation period. A projected starter at defensive tackle, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound junior was not present in the early portion of practice. Atkins started three games last season. During pass skeleton...
Via Dawg Nation
August 04, 2016

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