Allen Edward Atkinson (born July 28, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American football linebacker who played in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). He played high school ball at Monsignor Bonner High School. He played college football at Villanova University, where he was a linebacker. He played professionally in the AFL for the New York Jets from 1965 through 1969; then for the NFL Jets through 1974. He was a member of the Jets' 1968 World Championship team, and an American Football League All-Star in 1968.
- ^ Jack Horrigan and Mike Rathet, The Other League/The Fabulous Story of the American Football League
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