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Atkinson Named HS Player of the Week


The 49ers High School Player of the Week Award for week one goes to Rob Atkinson from Harbor High School in Santa Cruz.

This past Saturday, Harbor beat Robert Louis Stevenson High School 20-13.

At 5'10" and 165-pounds, Atkinson plays both quarterback and free safety.  

In Saturday's game, Atkinson led the Harbor Pirates to their best start (2-0) since 1995. He passed for a total of 268 yards and 2 touchdowns. On defense, he tallied two interceptions including one on the last play of the game to seal the victory for the Pirates.

"He never goes less than 100 percent," said Terry Jones, Head Football Coach of Harbor High School. "As an athlete, Rob trains year-round. He has very quick feet and a low center of gravity. As an individual, he always puts his team's needs ahead of his own."

Atkinson, a senior with a 3.0 GPA, is also involved in track & field. Upon graduation, he has plans to attend San Jose State University. In the community, Atkinson volunteers his time with the Lions Club and a Senior Citizens Outreach program.

For being named 49ers High School Player of the Week, Atkinson will receive a certificate signed by 49ers Head Coach Mike Nolan, a 49ers hat and t-shirt, two tickets to a 49ers home game and recognition on At the end of the season Atkinson will be invited to the 49ers Training Facility to accept a wooden football trophy from 49ers Head Coach Mike Nolan.

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