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4 Avery Atkins
  • Corner Back
  • 5-11, 191
  • Sophomore, 1L
  • Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • Mainland

A true sophomore defensive back…

2005: Finished the season with appearances in all 12 games, a total of nine tackles with six individual efforts, one interception, two pass break-ups and one fumble recovery…One of 11 Gators to record an interception, and one of only nine to break-up multiple passes or recover a fumble…Notched a career-high four tackles in the Gators victory over Florida State with two solo and two assisted efforts…Also recovered one fumble, intercepted a pass and posted two pass break-ups against the Seminoles…Recorded three solo tackles against Kentucky…

PREP: As a senior played both free safety and cornerback and posted more than 40 tackles with eight interceptions, returning three for touchdowns…Also returned a fumble for a touchdown…As a junior, named to the Florida 5A all-state team as a utility player when he rushed for eight touchdowns… Had 61 carries for 513 yards…Also recorded 39 tackles, three interceptions, and broke up six passes….Ranked as the 44th overall player according to Scout.com and the fifth best cornerback…Rivals.com listed Atkins as the 84th best player in the country and the ninth best defensive back…. Ranked as fourth best cornerback nationally by StudentSports.com Hot 100…Orlando Sentinel's Defensive Player of the Year for Florida….Countdown to Signing Day first team "All South" team honoree…Had 25 carries for 306 yards and four touchdowns in Region 1-5A championship game vs. Spruce Creek including touchdown runs of 80, 51, 48 and 25 yards….Also had four catches for 56 yards giving him 362 total yards against Spruce Creek…


CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Year UT-AT TT TBL QBS FF FR PD INT
2005 6-3 9 0 0 0 1 2 1
Totals: 6-3 9 0 0 0 1 2 1

ATKINS' CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 4 (Florida State, 2005)
QB Sacks: None
Forced Fumbles: None
Fumbles Recovered: 1 (Florida State, 2005)
Interceptions: 1 (Florida State, 2005)

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