Four-year letterman and two-year starter at defensive back from nearby Copperas Cove, Texas (former prep teammate of Robert Griffin III)... Moved from cornerback back to safety (previously played safety as redshirt freshman in 2007) during 2010 spring drills... Played in 2011 Eastham Energy All Star Game... 48 career games... Started final 28 games of career dating to sophomore season... Measured 10'5" in broad jump... Two-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Graduated in August 2010 with degree in speech communications.
2010 (Senior): Starter at free safety in all 13 games, one of eight players to start every contest... Played in 2011 Eastham Energy All Star Game... Totaled 72 tackles (58 solo), second-highest on team... Team-high nine pass breakups... Made career-high nine tackles (six solo) in third game at No. 4 TCU... Five solo stops and tackle for loss (-1 yard) in win at Rice in fourth game... Returned an interception 14 yards for first career TD in win vs. Kansas in fifth game... Career-high seven solo tackles and added two PBUs in win vs. Kansas State in eighth game... Made seven tackles and career-high four breakups in win at Texas in ninth game... Had six tackles and one for loss in Texas Bowl vs. Illinois.
2009 (Junior): Started all 12 games at left cornerback as junior in 2009 -- one of 11 Bears to start every game -- to earn third letter... Suffered broken hand in fourth game but did not miss a game or a start... Totaled 42 tackles (29 solo), two tackles for loss, one interception and five passes broken up on the season... Had five tackles and career-first forced fumble in season-opening win at Wake Forest... Suffered broken hand in fourth game vs. Kent State, returned to game with bandage; played and started final eight games with cast... Made three unassisted tackles and first career interception (despite cast on hand) on goal line at Iowa State in sixth game... Tied career high with six tackles vs. Nebraska in eighth game... Credited with three tackles and two PBUs in upset at Missouri in ninth game... Again matched career high of six tackles and had one breakup at Texas A&M in 11th game... Moved to cornerback from safety during offseason.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in 11 of 12 games of sophomore season, made three starts... Totaled 31 tackles on the season, 21 solo and 10 assisted... Had three passes broken up... Spring 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection... Played as reserve in season's first eight games, started three of last four games (last three games played) at left cornerback... Made first career start (left cornerback) in ninth game vs. No. 14 Missouri, made two tackles and two PBUs... Tallied career-high six tackles (all solo) in season-finale at No. 7 Texas Tech... Did not play at Texas due to shoulder injury.
2007 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in every game as redshirt freshman free safety, credited with seven tackles (six solos) and a pass breakup... Totaled a then-career-high two tackles (one solo) vs. Rice to register lone multi-tackle performance of season... Had first career pass breakup vs. Texas Tech... Saw action on 183 total plays, 95 of which were on special teams, to earn first Baylor monogram... Spring 2008 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
2006 (True Freshman): Elected to take a redshirt year as a true freshman free safety... Dressed for season's first two games, but did not play and then redshirted.
High School: Copperas Cove High School, Copperas Cove, Texas... Ranked as nation's 42nd-best safety by Rivals.com and No. 90 on Rivals.com's Texas Top 100 list... No. 5 on Waco Tribune-Herald's Central Texas Top 25 list... Defensive MVP of 2005 Waco Tribune-Herald Super Centex team also earned first-team Class 5A all-state honors from both Associated Press and 5ATexasFootball.com as well as second-team recognition from Texas Sports Writers Association... 3-star Rivals.com recruit... Registered 147 tackles, six interceptions, three blocked kicks, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble as a prep senior en route to District 13-5A Defensive Player of Year honors... Returned three of six interceptions for touchdowns and also took a blocked kick into end zone for another score... 2005 Texas Football Texas Top 300 selection... Helped 2005 Bulldawgs to a 13-1 record, district, bi-district and area titles, quarterfinals of 5A Division II playoffs and a final No. 9 state ranking... Had 127 tackles, three interceptions, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick as junior en route to first-team all-district and honorable mention 2004 Tribune-Herald Super Centex honors... Credited with 42 tackles and five pass breakups as sophomore... In final two prep seasons led Copperas Cove to back-to-back district titles, a pair of playoff appearances and a 23-3 record... Began prep career as a running back and played wide receiver before settling into defensive backfield... Also considered Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Purdue, TCU and UTEP... Coached by Jack Welch at District 5A-13 school.
Personal: Son of Stacey Atchison, Timothy Drew Atchison was born Sept. 27, 1987, in Houston, Texas... Graduated in August with degree in speech communications.