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#1 Chris Atkins
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 178
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Potters House Christian
Major: Digital Arts
Experience: 3 Letters
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Junior (2015): Started 10 of 11 games despite being slowed by a leg injury during training camp ... Missed the first game of his career in week two after suffering a hamstring strain in the season-opener ... Had four tackles and a PBU in the opening game ... Had a fumble recovery and broke up a pass in the game at JU and earned the Hatters’ “Big Hit” award for the week ... Recorded a pick six, the second of his career, in the game at Valpo ... Had a season-high nine tackles in the San Diego game ... Finished the season with 43 tackles and five pass breakups.

Sophomore (2014): Was selected as a preseason All-American (third team) by USA Football ... Was named to the preseason All-PFL team ... Was named to the College Football Performance Awards preseason watch list ... Started all 12 games for the Hatters, finishing the season with 40 tackles and a team-leading five interceptions, earning second team All-PFL honors ... Led the Hatters, and was second in the PFL, with 21 total passes defended ... Tied for the PFL lead with his five picks ... Best performance of the year came against Jacksonville when he had six tackles, two interceptions (with 34 yards on returns) and four pass breakups ... Was named the Hatters' co-defensive player of the week for that performance.

Freshman (2013): Was selected as a second team All-PFL player at defensive back ... Was a starter in all 11 games for the Hatters ... Finished seventh on the team in total tackles with 39, including 26 solo stops ... Had a season-high nine total tackles against Birmingham-Southern (9/21) ... Led the PFL and ranked fourth in the nation in interceptions with six ... Recorded his first pick in the season-opener against Warner (8/31) ... Had a pick six in the game against Birmingham-Southern (9/21), returning the interception 48 yards ... Had single interceptions against Dayton (10/12) and Marist (10/26) ... Had a pair of picks against Jacksonville (11/16) ... Also had a fumble recovery against JU ... Finished the year with nine total pass breakups. 

High School: Went to Trinity Christian Academy for three years before finishing at The Potter's House Christian Academy … Played corner back and receiver during his career … Was named defensive player of the week after having two interceptions and four tackles in one game … Was a member of the 2010 TCA state championship team and the 2011 PHCA state and national championship team. 

Personal: Full name is Christopher Marquis Atkins … Was born on August 2, 1994, in Jacksonville, Fla. … Parents are Johnetta and Rafael Atkins … Has two brothers, Rafael, Jr. (25) and Daryl Bouchee, and one sister, Johneshia Bouche (28) … Chose Stetson because of the opportunity to leave a legacy and because it is close to home … Is a Digital Arts major. 

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