COREY ATKINS
Outside Linebacker
1995 / 1999
Greenville, SC
Biography
Atkins was best known as a running back at Southside, where as a senior he rushed for 1,124 yards and fourteen touchdowns. He was named All-Conference and Bluechip Illustrated named him the number three running back in the Atlantic region. He signed with USC over Clemson and Georgia. Shoulder surgery as a freshman led to a redshirt year in 1995 for Atkins. He played in all 11 games in 1996 as a reserve linebacker and special teams member, recovering a fumble against Vanderbilt and having a game high six tackles against East Carolina. Atkins took over as a starter in 1997 after winning Most Improved Linebacker in the spring, and it was his fumble recovery against Central Florida that gave USC the ball for a drive that produced the go-ahead score in a 33-31 win. He was third on the team in tackles that year. He was listed on the Butkus Award Preseason Watch List before the 1998 season, but a knee sprain caused him to miss two starts and significantly impacted his play that year. Atkins started every game as a senior and was one of the captains of the 1999 squad. He led the team in tackles and was second in tackles for loss. Atkins won the George Terry Best Attitude Award that year and then played in the Blue-Gray Game after his senior season. He played with the Cowboys and Falcons in 2000 and with the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe in 2001. He went into a career in sales after his playing days and currently is in sales with Verizon in Greenville, S.C.
Prior Schools
SchoolLocation
Southside Greenville, SC

Roster Listings
YearRosterNumPosHtWtYrGmsGS
1995 Media Guide 58 LB 6-2 217 Fr 0 0
1996 Program vs Georgia 58 LB 6-1 220 RFr 0 0
1997 Lindy's 1997 Annual 58 OLB 6-1 220 So
1997 Auburn 1997 58 LB 6-1 220 So 11 11
1998 Media Guide 58 LB 6-1 230 Jr
1999 Media Guide 58 ILB 6-1 227 Sr
1999 Fall 1999 58 ILB 6-1 227 Sr 11 11
9999 Gamecock Archives All-Time By # 58 LB 6-1 227 0 0
1998 Fall 1998 58 LB 6-1 230 Jr 9 9
Depth Chart Appearances
DescriptionPositionRank
9/14/1996 vs Georgia Outside Linebacker 2nd String
1998 Media Guide Linebacker Starter
1999 Media Guide Inside Linebacker Starter
1999 vs Georgia Linebacker 2nd String
Gamecock Archives Article Mentions
Article
Gamecocks In The Pros (Stat Register)
Recruiting Class Review : 1995
Honors
AwardYear
1999 Blue-Gray Game
1999 George Terry Best Attitude
1999 Rex Enright - Captain's Cup
Success Rate and Adjusted Yds
Year Pass Plays Pass SR Pass SPP Rush Plays Rush SR Rush SPP Rec Plays Rec SR Rec SPP Tot SPP AdjYds
1999 0 0 1 100.00 -3 0 0 -3 2
Defense
YearSoloAstTklTFLSacksIntPBUQBHFRFFBK
1996 2 6 8 0.0 0.5 0 0 0 0 0
1997 50 27 77 4.0 3.0 2 6 0 0 0
1998 30 19 49 3.0 2.0 0 1 0 0 0
1999 64 38 102 9.0 0.0 1 2 2 0 1 0
Tot 146 90 236 16.0 5.5 1 4 9 0 1 0
Games Started
DateOpponentPosition
1997-09-06 Central Florida Linebacker
1997-09-13 Georgia Linebacker
1997-09-20 East Carolina Linebacker
1997-09-27 Mississippi State Linebacker
1997-10-04 Auburn Linebacker
1997-10-11 Kentucky Linebacker
1997-10-18 Arkansas Linebacker
1997-10-25 Vanderbilt Linebacker
1997-11-01 Tennessee Linebacker
1997-11-15 Florida Linebacker
1997-11-22 Clemson Linebacker
1998-09-05 Ball State Linebacker
1998-09-12 Georgia Linebacker
1998-10-03 Mississippi Linebacker
1998-10-10 Kentucky Linebacker
1998-10-17 Arkansas Linebacker
1998-10-24 Vanderbilt Linebacker
1998-10-31 Tennessee Linebacker
1998-11-14 Florida Linebacker
1998-11-21 Clemson Linebacker
1999-09-04 North Carolina State Linebacker
1999-09-11 Georgia Linebacker
1999-09-18 East Carolina Linebacker
1999-09-25 Mississippi State Linebacker
1999-10-02 Mississippi Linebacker
1999-10-09 Kentucky Linebacker
1999-10-16 Arkansas Linebacker
1999-10-23 Vanderbilt Linebacker
1999-10-30 Tennessee Linebacker
1999-11-13 Florida Linebacker
1999-11-20 Clemson Linebacker
Single Game Interceptions
SeasonGame DateOpponentIntYdsTDPasser
1999 1999-10-16 Arkansas 1 10 0 Clint Stoerner
Scoring Plays
DateOpponentQtrTimeUSCOppPlay
Defense - Sacks
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 3 13 UCF 23 Daunte Culpepper sacked for loss of 12 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 3 3 AUB 40 Dameyune Craig sacked for loss of 7 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 1 10 AUB 37 Dameyune Craig sacked for loss of 7 (Cecil Caldwell, Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 2 8 BAL 31 Josetti sacked for loss of 2 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-17 Arkansas 1 10 USC 21 Clint Stoerner sacked for loss of 7 (Corey Atkins, Matt Marsters)
Defense - Tackles For Loss
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 1 10 USC 49 Pennington loses 7 on pass from Craig (Matt Marsters, Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 29 Jared McGrath rush for loss of 2 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-11-15 Florida 1 10 FLA 35 Green rush for loss of 4 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-11-15 Florida 1 10 USC 12 Fred Taylor rush for loss of 1 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 1 10 BAL 43 Walters rush for loss of 1 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 4 1 USC 7 Walters rush for loss of 1 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-12 Georgia 4 1 USC 29 Quincy Carter rush for loss of 1 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-03 Mississippi 2 1 USC 23 Tony Cannion rush for loss of 1 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-17 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 46 Ray rush for loss of 1 (Corey Atkins, John Stamper)
1998 1998-10-24 Vanderbilt 2 10 VAN 30 R.Williams rush for loss of 1 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-04 North Carolina State 1 10 NCS 28 R.Spikes rush for loss of 4 (Corey Atkins, John Abraham)
1999 1999-09-11 Georgia 2 5 UGA 23 Jasper Sanks rush for loss of 1 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-09 Kentucky 1 10 USC 17 Derek Homer rush for loss of 3 (Cecil Caldwell, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-09 Kentucky 1 10 USC 16 Derek Homer rush for loss of 3 (Anthony Overstreet, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-16 Arkansas 1 10 USC 20 Michael Jenkins rush for loss of 1 (Cleveland Pinkney, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-23 Vanderbilt 2 6 VAN 48 Lew Thomas rush for loss of 1 (Corey Atkins, Marco Hutchinson)
1999 1999-11-13 Florida 2 8 FLA 22 Earnest Graham rush for loss of 3 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-11-13 Florida 3 3 FLA 47 Earnest Graham rush for loss of 2 (Corey Atkins)
Defense - Passes Broken Up
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 1 10 UCF 30 Daunte Culpepper pass for Grant incomplete (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-13 Georgia 1 10 UGA 21 Mike Usry pass for Brown incomplete (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 3 4 USC 5 Allen pass for Hogans incomplete (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-18 East Carolina 1 10 ECU 20 David Garrard pass for D.Dodd incomplete (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-09 Kentucky 3 15 USC 15 Dusty Bonner pass incomplete (Corey Atkins)
Defense - Interceptions
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1999 1999-10-16 Arkansas 2 7 ARK 23 Clint Stoerner pass intercepted by Corey Atkins at AR 33, returned 10 yards
Defensive Plays
YearDateOpponentDownTo GoSideYdlinePlay
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 1 10 UCF 33 K.Moore rush for 5 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 1 10 USC 44 Collins rush for no gain (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 1 10 UCF 17 Burley, 4-yd pass from Daunte Culpepper (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-06 Central Florida 1 10 USC 39 Huff rush for loss of 4, fumble, recovered by (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-13 Georgia 1 10 UGA 16 Patrick Pass rush for 3 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 20 Johnson rush for 2 (Selvesta Miller, Shane Burnham, Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 2 8 MST 22 Johnson rush for 2 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 28 Kelly, 16-yd pass from Wyatt (Corey Atkins, Arturo Freeman)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 17 Greer, 4-yd pass from Morgan (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 1 10 USC 37 Johnson rush for 4 (Corey Atkins, Shane Burnham)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 13 Johnson rush for 6 (Corey Atkins, Henry Taylor)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 1 10 MST 37 Jennings, 11-yd pass from Wyatt (Ben Washington, Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 1 8 USC 20 Isaac rush for 5 (Ben Washington, Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-09-27 Mississippi State 2 3 USC 15 Isaac rush for 1 (Corey Atkins, Henry Taylor) - MSU holding
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 2 9 AUB 18 Rusty Williams rush for 5 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 2 10 AUB 33 Dameyune Craig scrambles for 7 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 2 10 AUB 13 Pennington rush for 3 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 2 7 AUB 18 Rusty Williams, 9-yd pass from Dameyune Craig (Corey Atkins, Arturo Freeman)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 2 10 USC 29 Rusty Williams, 21-yd pass from Dameyune Craig (Corey Atkins, Arturo Freeman)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 1 10 USC 38 McLeod, 37-yd pass from Craig (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-04 Auburn 3 13 AUB 20 Rusty Williams rush for 2 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 3 7 UKY 20 Craig Yeast, 17-yd pass from Tim Couch (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 1 10 USC 38 Homer rush for 8 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 2 2 USC 30 Homer rush for no gain (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-11 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 17 J.White, 9-yd pass from Couch (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-18 Arkansas 2 9 ARK 18 Eric Branch rush for 3 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-18 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 35 Clint Stoerner rush for 4 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-18 Arkansas 3 17 ARK 23 Chadd Jones rush for 5 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 2 10 VAN 17 J.Williams rush for 7 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 23 J.Williams rush for 3 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 2 5 USC 20 Morgan rush for 1 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 2 10 VAN 20 Jared McGrath rush for 5 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 34 Jared McGrath rush for 8 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 2 12 VAN 27 Allen rush for 6 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 3 6 VAN 33 Allen scrambles for 12 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-10-25 Vanderbilt 1 10 USC 40 Jared McGrath rush for 1 (Homer Torrance, Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-11-15 Florida 1 10 FLA 35 Fred Taylor rush for 3 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-11-15 Florida 2 24 FLA 49 Fred Taylor rush for 6 (Corey Atkins)
1997 1997-11-15 Florida 2 10 FLA 37 Fred Taylor rush for 8 (Corey Atkins, Shane Burnham)
1997 1997-11-15 Florida 2 6 FLA 19 Fred Taylor rush for 26 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 3 15 BAL 26 Terrall rush for 1 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 1 10 BAL 35 Josetti rush for 9 (Ray Green, Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 1 10 USC 20 L.Moore rush for 1 (Andre Offing, Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 3 8 BAL 30 Josetti rush for no gain (Errol Rochester, Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 1 10 BAL 29 L.Moore rush for 2 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 2 5 USC 22 L.Moore rush for 6 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-05 Ball State 2 4 USC 4 L.Moore rush for no gain (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-26 Mississippi State 3 1 USC 40 Johnson rush for 3 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-09-26 Mississippi State 1 10 USC 37 Gibson rush for 8 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-03 Mississippi 2 7 UMS 19 Joe Gunn rush for no gain (Corey Atkins, John Abraham)
1998 1998-10-10 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 27 White rush for 15 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-10 Kentucky 3 14 UKY 38 McCord, 7-yd pass from Tim Couch (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-10 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 37 Coleman, 20-yd pass from Tim Couch (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-17 Arkansas 2 10 USC 12 Ray rush for 4 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-17 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 32 Chris Chukwuma rush for 9 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-17 Arkansas 2 3 USC 3 Chukwuma rush for no gain (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-24 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 22 Hasanoglu, 15-yd pass from Zolman (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-24 Vanderbilt 3 7 USC 13 Thomas, 8-yd pass from Zolman (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-24 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 35 McGrath rush for 7 (Corey Atkins, Kenneth Harney)
1998 1998-10-31 Tennessee 2 8 UTN 24 Peerless Price, 2-yd pass from Tee Martin (Corey Atkins, Kevin House)
1998 1998-10-31 Tennessee 1 7 USC 7 Stephens rush for no gain (Andre Offing, Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-10-31 Tennessee 1 10 UTN 25 Travis Henry rush for 4 (Corey Atkins, Kenneth Harney)
1998 1998-11-14 Florida 1 10 FLA 46 Eugene McCaslin rush for 3 (Larrell Johnson, Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-11-14 Florida 2 9 FLA 36 Terry Jackson rush for 7 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-11-21 Clemson 2 5 CLM 33 Witherspoon rush for 7 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-11-21 Clemson 1 10 USC 45 Javis Austin rush for 5 (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-11-21 Clemson 3 7 USC 29 Rod Gardner, 13-yd pass from Brandon Streeter (Corey Atkins)
1998 1998-11-21 Clemson 2 10 CLM 29 Javis Austin rush for 2 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-04 North Carolina State 2 9 NCS 21 Jamie Barnette rush for 4 (Rashad Faison, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-04 North Carolina State 1 10 NCS 37 Ray Robinson rush for 6 (Kenny Harney, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-04 North Carolina State 3 11 USC 11 Ray Robinson rush for 7 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-04 North Carolina State 2 18 NCS 10 E.Leak rush for 3 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-04 North Carolina State 1 10 NCS 10 Ray Robinson rush for 12 (Sheldon Brown, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-04 North Carolina State 3 11 NCS 34 Jamie Barnette rush for 2 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-11 Georgia 3 11 USC 42 Quincy Carter rush for 6 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-11 Georgia 2 5 USC 9 Arnaud rush for 8 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-11 Georgia 1 10 UGA 30 Jasper Sanks rush for 1 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-11 Georgia 1 10 USC 45 Grant rush for 2 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-18 East Carolina 2 23 ECU 36 J.Wilson, 1-yd pass from David Garrard (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-18 East Carolina 2 24 ECU 10 J.Wilson rush for 5 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-18 East Carolina 1 10 ECU 36 A.Powell, 7-yd pass from David Garrard (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-18 East Carolina 4 14 USC 33 David Garrard rush for 14 (Corey Atkins, Arturo Freeman)
1999 1999-09-18 East Carolina 1 10 USC 49 R.Alston rush for 6 (Kalimba Edwards, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-18 East Carolina 2 9 USC 24 R.Burns, 8-yd pass from David Garrard (Corey Atkins) - EC illegal block
1999 1999-09-18 East Carolina 2 21 ECU 34 C.Floyd, 16-yd pass from David Garrard (Ray Green, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-09-25 Mississippi State 2 11 MST 42 Chris Rainey rush for 1 (Matt Marsters, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-02 Mississippi 3 7 USC 42 A.Bettis, 11-yd pass from Romaro Miller (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-02 Mississippi 1 10 UMS 46 J.Gunn rush for 6 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-02 Mississippi 2 4 USC 48 Deuce McAllister rush for 3 (Ray Green, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-02 Mississippi 1 4 USC 4 Deuce McAllister rush for 2 (Cecil Caldwell, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-02 Mississippi 1 10 UMS 46 T.Turner rush for 1 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-09 Kentucky 1 10 USC 45 Garry Davis, 6-yd pass from Dusty Bonner (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-09 Kentucky 2 10 USC 43 Dusty Bonner rush for loss of 19, fumble, forced by (Rashad Faison) recovered by (Corey Atkins) at UK 38
1999 1999-10-09 Kentucky 1 2 USC 2 Derek Homer rush for no gain (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-09 Kentucky 1 10 USC 31 Derek Homer rush for 5 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-09 Kentucky 1 10 USC 13 Anthony White rush for 5 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-09 Kentucky 1 10 UKY 38 Anthony White rush for 4 (Cleveland Pinkney, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-16 Arkansas 2 9 ARK 43 Chrys Chukwuma rush for 2 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-16 Arkansas 1 10 USC 11 Chrys Chukwuma rush for 4 (Corey Atkins, Cleveland Pinkney)
1999 1999-10-16 Arkansas 1 5 USC 5 Chrys Chukwuma rush for 4 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-16 Arkansas 1 10 ARK 47 Chrys Chukwuma rush for 17 (Corey Atkins, Sheldon Brown)
1999 1999-10-23 Vanderbilt 2 9 VAN 34 Rodney Williams, 2-yd pass from Greg Zolman (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-23 Vanderbilt 2 3 VAN 32 Elliott Carson, 10-yd pass from Greg Zolman (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-23 Vanderbilt 3 8 USC 9 Greg Zolman rush for 6 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-23 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 40 Rodney Williams rush for 2 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-23 Vanderbilt 1 10 VAN 44 Lew Thomas rush for 4 (Ray Green, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-23 Vanderbilt 2 2 VAN 38 Rodney Williams rush for 3 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-23 Vanderbilt 2 13 VAN 26 Rodney Williams rush for 3 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-30 Tennessee 2 3 USC 46 Jamal Lewis rush for 7 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-10-30 Tennessee 2 10 UTN 49 Jamal Lewis rush for 3 (Corey Atkins, Kalimba Edwards)
1999 1999-10-30 Tennessee 2 10 USC 48 Jamal Lewis, 13-yd pass from Tee Martin (Corey Atkins, Kevin House)
1999 1999-11-13 Florida 1 10 FLA 20 Earnest Graham rush for 2 (Corey Atkins, Arturo Freeman)
1999 1999-11-13 Florida 3 15 50 Erron Kinney, 25-yd pass from Jesse Palmer (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-11-13 Florida 2 22 FLA 35 Earnest Graham, 7-yd pass from Jesse Palmer (Rashad Faison, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-11-13 Florida 2 6 FLA 33 Chuck Marks rush for 14 (Sheldon Brown, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-11-20 Clemson 1 10 CLM 42 Woody Dantzler rush for 6 (Kenny Harney, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-11-20 Clemson 2 2 USC 15 Woody Dantzler rush for 1 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-11-20 Clemson 1 10 CLM 21 Woody Dantzler rush for 4 (Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-11-20 Clemson 2 7 CLM 43 Woody Dantzler rush for 3 (Cleveland Pinkney, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-11-20 Clemson 2 4 USC 33 Woody Dantzler rush for 3 (Cleveland Pinkney, Corey Atkins)
1999 1999-11-20 Clemson 1 10 USC 34 Travis Zachery rush for no gain (Corey Atkins, Marco Hutchinson)