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VETTEL: Atkins' Death a Tragedy, Waste

VETTEL: Atkins' Death a Tragedy, Waste

It's seems surreal to sit here and write something about the death of a 20-year-old former Gator football player. It's the worst thing those of us in the media ever have to do, but we must.

Avery Atkins was found dead in his car Thursday morning ending one of the most unusual sagas I can remember. It's a tragedy for those who knew and loved this often engaging young man. It's also a terrible waste of talent and potential. Avery Atkins was the star of Florida's 2005 recruiting class. A terrific cornerback from Daytona Beach Mainland, Atkins was considered a sure fire star by most in... Recommended Stories

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After what looked to be a promising career, former Gator cornerback Avery Atkins was found dead…