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Al Atkinson

Al Atkinson (Pro football.  Born, Philadelphia, PA, July 28, 1943.)  A middle linebacker out of Villanova, Allen Edward Atkinson played the entire second half of the Jets’ Super Bowl III victory over Baltimore with a separated shoulder that he didn’t reveal until after the 16-7 win at Miami.  Originally drafted by Buffalo, Atkinson came to the Jets for a $100 waiver fee as a rookie before the 1965 season and played with them through 1974.

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