Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Pervis Atkins ’53
An All-American halfback at New Mexico State University in 1959 and 1960, Atkins led the nation in rushing and scoring with the Lobos in 1959. He later played professional football with the Los Angeles Rams, Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders. He then became an actor in Hollywood in several movies including the famous sports film The Longest Yard in 1974.