Geno Atkins
# 56
Defensive Tackle - DT
Height: 6-1  Weight: 290
Senior
Previous Affiliations
   St. Thomas Aquinas
Previous Experience
  3L
Hometown
   Pembroke Pines, Fla.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 01/10/2010
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Career Highs: 8 tackles (2x), last at Vanderbilt in 2009

2009: Named All-SEC Second Team by Associated Press and SEC Coaches and Third Team by Phil Steele
*Named team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player
*Appeared in all 13 games making three starts with 36 tackles including 10.5 for loss and had a team-leading 28 quarterback pressures
*Named Indepedence Bowl Defensive Player of the Game after recording three tackles including a sack and blocking a field goal in victory over Texas A&M
*Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after he tied career-high with eight tackles including one for a loss at Vanderbilt.
*Recorded four tackles in three games including at No. 7 Ga. Tech, vs. Kentucky and vs. Tennessee Tech.
*Performance against Tennessee Tech included three tackles for loss and a forced fumble earning him CollegeFootballPerformance.com Honorable Mention Defensive Lineman Performer of the Week.
*Posted three tackles at Tennessee and had two tackles in games against No. 25 Auburn, No. 1 Florida, No. 4 LSU and Arizona State.
*Named to preseason watch lists for Chuck Bednarik Award, Outland Trophy and Bronko Nagurski Trophy.
*Earned Herbie Award as #5 ranked “Nowhere to Run: Top Defensive Tackles”
*Selected Preseason All-SEC First Team by Phil Steele and All-SEC Second Team by Lindy’s, SEC Coaches and SEC Media.
*Recorded one tackle, for loss, in spring G-Day game.
*Earned Certificate for Academic Excellence at UGA Academic Round Table.
*Named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for summer semester.
*Recipient of John A. Addison Jr. Family Football Scholarship.

2008: Named to Phil Steele’s All-SEC Third Team
*Started all 13 games recording 34 tackles and a team-leading 32 quarterback hurries
*Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll distinction
*Recorded one tackle and two QBH in Capital One Bowl victory over No. 19 Michigan State
*Season-high seven tackles including two for loss vs. No. 8 Alabama
*Four-tackle performances vs. No. 8 Florida, vs. No. 22 Vanderbilt, vs. Central Michigan and vs. Georgia Southern
*Two tackles, two QB hurries, a pass break-up and a fumble recovery at Auburn
*Played on offense as a “wham” back at Auburn and vs. No. 18 Ga. Tech
*Selected to SEC Coaches’ Pre-season All-SEC Second Team
*Named to 2008 Outland Trophy and Bronko Nagurski Watch Lists
*Tabbed in the preseason as a 3rd team All-American by Athlon and Phil Steele
*Selected Preseason All-SEC 1st Team by Athlon, Phil Steele and The Birmingham News and All-SEC 2nd Team by the SEC Coaches and Lindy’s
*Ranked preseason by Phil Steele as the nation’s No. 6 defensive tackle

2007: Appeared in 13 games making seven starts with 41 tackles including a team-leading 14.5 TFL
*All-SEC First-Team selection by Associated Press and Rivals.com
*Tied for the lead in the SEC with 3.0 sacks in a game (at Georgia Tech)
*Registered five tackles including three sacks at Georgia Tech
*Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (11/19) after he recorded five tackles including 1.5 for loss vs. No. 22 Kentucky
*Had three tackles including a sack vs. No. 18 Auburn
*Led team with a career-high eight tackles at Vanderbilt
*Three tackles, all for loss including a sack vs. Oklahoma State
*Named Most Improved Defensive Tackle at conclusion of spring drills
*Recipient of John A. Addison, Jr., Family Football Scholarship.
2006: Appeared in 11 games with nine stops
*Had six QB hurries, 0.5 sacks for -4 yards
*Made four tackles and half a sack versus UAB
*Team went 9-4 including a Chick-fil-A Bowl win
*Named team’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year
*Enrolled at UGA in January after early graduation from high school

High School: St. Thomas Aquinas, coached by George Smith Rivals.com #24 DE in the nation....#36 postseason Top 100 in Florida...Scout.com #41 DE nationwide....Frst-team 5-A All-State ...Florida 5-A Defensive Player of the Year...First-team All-County by the Sun-Sentinel and the Miami Herald...Led his team with 49 tackles, including 18.5 for a loss, 68 assists, 7.5 sacks...Four forced fumbles, nine QB-hurries and two recovered fumbles...Registered 50 solo tackles, 20 assists, 12 tackles for loss, one interception and four recovered fumbles playing mostly linebacker as a junior...Part of Class AAAAA state runner-up team in 2004 and 2005, which finished the 2005 season ranked No. 10 in the nation by USA Today...Threw the shot put for the track team.

Personal: GENO ATKINS; Born: March 28, 1988; Major: Housing.

Year

G/GS

Solo

Asst.

Total

Sacks

TFL

FF

FR

PBU

Int.

QBH

2006

11/0

5

4

9

0.5/4

0.5/4

0

0

0

0

6

2007

13/7

30

11

41

7.5/45

14.5/64

0

0

0

0

37

2008

13/13

19

15

34

0.0/0

7.5/17

0

1

1

0

30

2009 13/3 22 14 36 3.0/29 10.5/51
1 1 0 0 28

Total

50/23

76

44

120

11.0/88

33.0/136

1

1

1

0

76