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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Atkins played professionally from 1953-69 with the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears and was an original member of the New Orleans Saints. His 6-foot-8 frame created major matchup problems for opponents. Doug Atkins, Hall of Famer, original Saint, dies at 85 ...

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Old 12-31-2015, 12:10 AM   #1
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Doug Atkins, Hall of Famer, original Saint, dies at 85

Atkins played professionally from 1953-69 with the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears and was an original member of the New Orleans Saints. His 6-foot-8 frame created major matchup problems for opponents.

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Old 12-31-2015, 09:14 AM   #2
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Re: Doug Atkins, Hall of Famer, original Saint, dies at 85

he was a beast

"We may have lost the game, but you'll be hurting tomorrow." Doug Atkins
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:06 PM   #3
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Re: Doug Atkins, Hall of Famer, original Saint, dies at 85

He was a great one.
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:32 PM   #4
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Re: Doug Atkins, Hall of Famer, original Saint, dies at 85

Had a chance to shake his hand...All the way up to my elbow.
He looked like a giant when I was 9 years old.
Rest in Peace.
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:43 PM   #5
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Re: Doug Atkins, Hall of Famer, original Saint, dies at 85

I don't know that I'd dub him "an original Saint". He was traded to NO and played only in the 1969 season.
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