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Doug Atkins
1952
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Doug Atkins is considered by many to be the greatest defensive lineman in football history.

Atkins was named All-SEC his last two years with the Vols, in addition to being named All-America in 1952. The Vols went 29-3-1 and were crowned national champions in 1951 with Atkins on defense.

After wreaking havoc at Tennessee, Atkins went on to play professionally with Cleveland, Chicago and New Orleans, spending 12 seasons with the Bears as one of the "Monsters of the Midway."

He is the only Tennessee player to ever be voted into both the College Football Hall of Fame (inducted 1985) and the Professional Football Hall of Fame (inducted 1982).

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