Dave Atkins
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1949-05-18) May 18, 1949 (age 70)
Place of birth: Victoria, Texas
Career information
College: UTEP
Debuted in 1973 for the San Francisco 49ers
Last played in 1975 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
 As player:
* San Francisco 49ers (1973–1974)
 As coach:
* Philadelphia Eagles (1986–1990)
(Running backs coach)
Career highlights and awards

Dave Atkins (born May 18, 1949 in Victoria, Texas) is a former American football running back.[1]

Atkins was the 19th pick in the 8th round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He joined the San Francisco 49ers for the 1973 and 1974 seasons before moving to the San Diego Chargers for the 1975 season.[1]

After Atkins finished his pro playing career, he moved into coaching. He had spells as offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals and was the senior offensive assistant coach for the Cleveland Browns for two seasons, 2005 - 2007.[2]


Preceded by
Jerry Rhome
Arizona Cardinals Offensive Coordinator
Succeeded by
Jim Fassel

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