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Sport Report: Former Notre Dame RB George Atkinson III dies at 27

17:40  03 december  2019
17:40  03 december  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Former Notre Dame and NFL running back George Atkinson III has died at the age of 27 , according to The Athletic’s Pete Sampson. Following college, Atkinson III signed with the Oakland Raiders and later bounced around a number of NFL practice squads, making his lone NFL regular season

George Henry Atkinson III (November 29, 1992 – December 2, 2019) was an American football running back. He played college football at Notre Dame .

George Atkinson III, former running back for Notre Dame, has died, according to multiple reports. He was 27.

a group of people watching a football ball on a field: Former Notre Dame running back George Atkinson III has died at age 27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)© Provided by Yahoo! Sports Former Notre Dame running back George Atkinson III has died at age 27. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No cause of death was available, but Pete Sampson of The Athletic tweeted that Atkinson had been experiencing depression since his twin brother Josh killed himself in January 2019.

Both Atkinson and his twin brother were part of Notre Dame’s 2011 recruiting class. They were the sons of legendary Oakland Raiders defensive back George Atkinson II.

Atkinson and his brother had a rough upbringing, living with their schizophrenic mother until they were 13. In an open letter “to kids going through tough times” that Atkinson wrote after his brother’s death, he described how his mother used crack to self medicate, and how the instability in their lives affected him and his brother.

Our lives were never stable. We moved around a lot because my mom wouldn’t be able to pay rent or she would damage the property, writing on the walls. They put my brother and me in special education classes because we weren’t attending school regularly, which affected our self-esteem.

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Atkinson , the son of former Oakland Raiders great George Atkinson , was a Fighting Irish defensive back from 2011-13, appearing in 26 games during that span. He also ran track for the school. George Atkinson III was a running back at Notre Dame at the same time his brother played in South Bend.

Former Notre Dame defensive back Josh Atkinson died at the age of 25, his twin brother George III announced on social media. No additional details have been released about his death. Atkinson is the son of former Oakland star safety George Atkinson , who was a member of the Raiders' Super Bowl

Their father stepped in to take care of them when they were 13, giving George and Josh the discipline and stability they badly needed.

They both ended up at Notre Dame, but Atkinson never lived up to the lofty expectations placed on him due to his father’s talent. He primarily returned punts, and jumped to the NFL with one year of eligibility remaining. He returned punts for the Raiders in 2014 and for the Cleveland Browns in 2016, but was relegated mostly to practice squads.

Following his brother’s death in January, Atkinson wrote that he tried to harm himself, and he was forced into the same institution that once held his mother. His daughter, who was two at the time, helped him find his way out of a very dark time.

Without my daughter, I don’t know where I would be right now. She gave me that second wind of motivation.

I went to seek help and spoke to a psychologist. I realized I had to let go of this ego that made me think sharing my feelings was showing weakness. Also, I had to learn to love myself.

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Former Notre Dame defensive back Josh Atkinson died at the age of 25, his twin brother George III announced on social media. No additional details have been released about his death. © Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images.

Former Notre Dame defensive back Josh Atkinson died at the age of 25, his twin brother George III announced on social media. No additional details have been released about his death.

Like you, I am still struggling. My mother’s birthday just passed and I know the holidays this year won’t be easy. But I am trying to take life one day at a time.

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