Alonzo Mitz

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Alonzo Mitz
No. 61, 99
Linebacker, defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-06-05) June 5, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth: Henderson, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Fort Pierce (FL) Central
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 1986 / Round: 8 / Pick: 211
Debuted in 1986 for the Seattle Seahawks
Last played in 1992 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played 71
Games started 34
Quarterback sacks 8.0
Fumbles recovered 3
Interceptions 2
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Alonzo Loqwone Mitz (born June 5, 1963) is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1980s and early 1990s. Mitz played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, played professionally for the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Mitz was born in Henderson, North Carolina in 1963.[1] He attended Fort Pierce Central High School in Fort Pierce, Florida,[2] and played high school football for the Fort Pierce Central Cobras.

College career[edit]

Mitz attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Charley Pell and coach Galen Hall's Florida Gators football teams from 1982 to 1985.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Mitz was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the eighth round (211th pick overall) of the 1986 NFL Draft,[4] and he played for the Seahawks from 1986 to 1989.[5] He played the last two seasons of his NFL career for the Cincinnati Bengals in 1990 and 1991.[1] During his six-season NFL career, he played in seventy-one games, started thirty-four of them, and compiled eight quarterback sacks and two interceptions.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Alonzo Mitz. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Alonzo Mitz. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
  3. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 105, 110, 115, 184 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  4. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1986 National Football League Draft. Retrieved March 18, 2011.
  5. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Alonzo Mitz. Retrieved March 18, 2001.

Bibliography[edit]

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  • Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.
  • Hairston, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4.
  • McCarthy, Kevin M., Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (2000). ISBN 978-0-7385-0559-6.
  • Nash, Noel, ed., The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196-X.