Ron Atchison was an outstanding middle guard and defensive tackle for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He started his professional football career in 1952. After 17 seasons he retired in 1968 soon after the 1966 Grey Cup Victory.
In 1956, his fifth season of play, Ron was named to the All-Western Team as middle guard. He repeated this feat in 1960-61-62-63. When the middle guard position disappeared from the football lexicon, he was voted All-Star Defensive Tackle.
In recognition of his greatness, his junior team, the Saskatoon Hilltops, named their practice field and permanent quarters after him.