Raiders Take S Michael Mitchell in Round 2
Saturday, April 25 2009 @ 07:40 PM CDT
Contributed by: AllyOop
Contributed by: AllyOop
Prefers to be called Mike.
Mitchell said he's knocked three opponents out cold.
"I think Iím a good guy in coverage, I can get interceptions and return the ball when I can, but if thereís an opportunity, I usually take my shots, but if I get a shot to hit you, then Iím going to try and knock the person out." - Mike Mitchell
A ferocious hitter who can stuff the run in the box. He also has 4.43-second speed in the 40, which allows him to cover wide receivers. ...
Wasn't invited to the NFL combine... Most considered him a second-day pick.
Played in 11 games, starting all 11...Missed the Bowling Green game due to injury...Finished his career tied for eighth in interception return yardage (140 yards)...Posted 62 tackles on the season, including nine against Akron...Had 4.5 tackles for loss, a half sack and two forced fumbles against VMI...Tallied three interceptions (two at Northwestern) and five pass breakups.
Played in 11 games ... Ranked third on the team in tackles with 74, including a team-high 47 solo tackles ... shared team lead in interceptions with two for a total of 49 yards ... Recorded four tackles behind the line of scrimmage for a total of 22 yards lost, including 1.5 sacks ... Forced and recovered one fumble ... Broke up four passes ... Recorded career highs for total tackles with 14 and interceptions with two against Wyoming (Sept. 22) ... Against Kent State (Sept. 29), he recorded career highs for assisted tackles with seven and tackles for losses with 1.5.
Played in all 14 games, including starts in the last eight ... Ranked tied for fourth on the team with 55 tackles ... Registered a career-best 5.0 tackles for loss, including his first sack ... Intercepted two passes and broke up another pair of throws ... Forced one fumble ... Had five-or-more tackles seven times ... Had a season-high seven stops against Western Michigan ... Had his first career interception at Eastern Michigan that set up the Bobcats' game-winning touchdown ... Recorded six tackles and intercepted a pass in the end zone in the MAC Championship Game.
True freshman who saw action in nine games during the year at safety ... Ended the season with 21 tackles, two pass break-ups, and one forced fumble ... First collegiate appearance came against Pittsburgh ... Recorded the first tackles of his career at Bowling Green with five stops, including his first tackle for loss ... Had a career-high eight tackles against Toledo ... Also forced his first career fumble against the Rockets.
A three-year letterwinner ... Made 87 tackles in his senior season ... Forced three fumbles and recovered two ... Scored one defensive touchdown in 2004 ... Twice named a Northern Kentucky All-Star ... Honorable mention all-state as a senior ... Led the Bluebirds to a state title in 2004 ... Member of the Future Business Leaders of America and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Son of Marchelle and Maurice Mitchell.
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