Doug Atkins gets a Falcon

Doug Atkins 1967 New Orleans Saints
Doug Atkins in 1967

Doug Atkins – all 6 foot 8 inches – was an absolute terror to opposing quarterbacks in the 1950s and 1960s. A Hall of Fame inductee in 1982 he spent the last 3 seasons of his 17-year NFL career in New Orleans where he continued his seasonal tradition of terrorizing offenses. Here is a snap shot from 1967 – the Saints first season in the NFL. We find Big Doug barreling down on Falcons signal caller Randy Johnson.

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