Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Cierre Wood and George Atkinson III both rush for over 100 yards in the victory.
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 ... 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) ... also a standout track star.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Played in eight games (did not play in first five games or bowl game), primarily on special teams ... recorded two tackles on special teams ... registered a tackle in games against Navy and Wake Forest.
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 touchdown 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 will be a junior in 2013 ... played for coach Tim Silva at Granada High School ... enrolled in College of Arts and Letters.