Modzelle Atkins | Equipment Manager/Assistant Linebackers
Alma Mater: Brevard, 2016
Office Phone: (828) 884-8109
ASSITANT LINEBACKER COACH/EQUIPMENT MANAGER
OFFICE: (828) 884-8109
AT A GLANCE:
- Georgia All-Star and senior team captain at Mitchell County High School in Camilla, GA
- 2nd Team All Region Wide Receiver as a senior, 2nd Team All Region Running Back as a Junior
- Played in a different position every year at Brevard College
- Tied an NCAA era record for fumbles forced in a season with two in his junior year
- Primary Recruiting: Southern and Middle Georgia
- Secondary Recruiting: Kentucky, Southern Virginia, and Fayetteville, NC
Season Team/School Position/Title
2012 Brevard College Running Back
2013 Brevard College Fullback
2014 Brevard College Outside Linebacker
2015 Brevard College Inside Linebacker
2016 Brevard College Student Assistant
2017- Brevard College Assistant Linebackers Coach/Equipment Manager
Former Brevard College player turned coach, Modzelle Atkins, returns for his second season coaching at his alma mater.
A productive offensive player at Mitchell County High School in Camilla, GA, playing for Coach Dondrial Pinkins, Atkins became a versatile college player at Brevard College. With the Tornados, he played all four years and began his career on the offensive side of the ball, scoring a rushing touchdown in his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Upon moving to the defensive side of the ball his junior year, he forced two fumbles while leading the team in tackles for a loss and two sacks. He recorded a season-high 11 tackles against Carson-Newman and also accounted for an interception while learning the nuances of outside linebacker. Moved to inside linebacker his senior season, Atkins responded with 58 tackles, and 28 solo stops while twice recording 1.5 tackles for a loss. He finished his Brevard College career with four career forced fumbles and ranks 8th with 13 career tackles for loss.
Transitioning to a student coach in 2016, Atkins was tasked with mentoring his former linebacking corps and had one player, Jinsly John, finish fifth in tackles in the South Atlantic Conference.
A native of Pelham, GA, Atkins earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2016. An enthusiastic member of the coaching staff, Atkins will also serve the role of equipment manager while also assisting with recruiting in the fertile football areas of southern and middle portions of his native Peach State.