Death & Obituary: George Atkinson III passed away recently. He died Monday, December 1, 2019 at the age of 27.
Atkinson’s twin brother Josh, also a former Notre Dame football player died unexpectedly last year.
George Atkinson III played for the Irish from 2011-2013, rushing for 10 touchdowns and returning two kickoffs for scores, both occurring in 2011.
Atkinson left for the NFL after his junior year, where he’d spend time with the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs.
George Akinson III Cause Of Death
We are yet to verify the actual course of death of George, he death was quite an unexpected. Atkinson’s brother died last year, and sadly December 2, George Atkinson III was confirmed dead.
Our sincerest condolences to George Atkinson and his family after the passing of former #Raiders & #GoIrish player George Atkinson III. #RaiderNation mourns with his family. pic.twitter.com/zcLP2pZOJO
— Silver&BlackToday (@SilverBlack2Day) December 3, 2019
I can confirm through a family member former #NotreDame RB George Atkinson III has passed away.
— Matt Freeman (@mattfreemanISD) December 3, 2019