The 30 summer graduates will join the 104 Tide student-athletes who graduated following with the fall and spring semesters, pushing the athletics department's graduation tally at 134 for the 2012-13 academic year
2012 (JUNIOR): Has earned time in eight games, recording two tackles. Auburn: Assisted on pair of tackles in Iron Bowl shutout win.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): He played in two games before a shoulder injury sidelined him for the rest of the year ... saw action against Kent State and North Texas.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Atchison played in four games and recorded four tackles ... saw action against Duke but did not have a tackle. San Jose State: Recorded his first career tackle against the Spartans in the season opener. Georgia State: Came off the bench to assist on two tackles. Auburn: Assisted on one tackle against the Tigers.
2009 (REDSHIRT): Atchison redshirted during his first season at the Capstone, earning valuable experience on the scout team.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: He was a first-team 5A Georgia All-State selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Associated Press in 2008 ... an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 150 selection ... earned a three-star rating from both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ranked as the No. 14 outside linebacker nationally by ESPNU and No. 24 by Rivals.com ... Scout.com tabbed him as the No. 16 strong-side linebacker ... ranked 37th on Rivals.com postseason Georgia Top 75 ... ranked 131st on Scout.com's Southeast 150 list ... SuperPrep's No. 63 player in Georgia ... posted 110 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior ... made 125 total tackles as a senior with 13 tackles for loss and seven sacks ... coached by Kenneth Barrow ... chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn, LSU, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Louisville.