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Former Notre Dame Football Player, Josh Atkinson, Dies At Age 25

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A terrible tragedy hits a famous football family.

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Josh Atkinson
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Former Notre Dame defensive back, Josh Atkinson, passed away at the young age of 25. No details have been made public at this time, but Josh’s twin brother George, took to social media to announce to the world of this news — and of his sorrow.

As a brother to twin siblings, I can attest to the close and powerful bond twins form with one another. The hurt and sorrow is gut-wrenching.

Josh and his brother George were part of the famous 2011 recruiting class for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Although George saw more time and more success on the football field, Josh became a track star for the Irish.

Please keep the Atkinson family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through the struggle of such a young loss in this world.