Son of Raiders great off and running at Notre Dame

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

His college career all of seven games old, George Atkinson III is already making a name for himself at Notre Dame.

The son of the former Oakland Raiders great scored his second touchdown on a kickoff return Saturday night against Southern California. That matches the Irish single-season record, and makes him one of just four players in the country with two TDs off kickoff returns. He's averaging 30.4 yards per return, sixth-best in the country.

Atkinson, whose twin brother Josh is an Irish cornerback, says the secret to his success is speed and key blocks. Good genes don't hurt, either.

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