Mitch Mustain

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Mitch Mustain
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No. --     Free Agent
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-02-27) February 27, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: University of Arkansas, USC
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2013 for the San Jose SaberCats
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career Arena football statistics as of 2014
Comp. / Att. 99 /192
Passing yards 1,170
TD-INT 18-8
QB Rating 76-52
Rushing TDs 2
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Mitchell Mustain (born February 27, 1988) is a professional football and baseball player who is currently a free agent.

Football career[edit]

High school career[edit]

Mustain was highly recruited out of high school. He was named the High School Player of the year by PARADE (January 2006), 2005-2006 Gatorade National Player of the Year, and the 2005 USA Today National Player of the Year. Scout.com ranked him as the top high school recruit for the class of 2006.[1] After the University of Arkansas's decision to hire Mustain's then high school football head coach Gus Malzahn as an offensive coordinator, Mustain officially committed to the University of Arkansas. Malzahn's hire was widely viewed as an attempt to recruit Mustain.[2][3]

College career[edit]

University of Arkansas (2006)[edit]

In 2006, Mustain started the first eight games for the University of Arkansas, but was replaced by Casey Dick later in the season. Mustain finished the season completing 69-for-132 passes for 894 yards, with 10 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.[4]

University of Southern California (2007–2010)[edit]

In 2007, Mustain transferred to the University of Southern California (USC).[5] Under NCAA transfer rules, Mustain sat out the 2007 season and served as the quarterback for the scout team. After regaining playing eligibility in 2008, he alternated between the second- and third-string quarterback positions behind starters Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley.[6][7][8] At USC, Mustain completed 52-for-89 passes for 505 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

Professional football and baseball careers[edit]

Football[edit]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Mustain went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, and signed a 10-day free agent contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in June 2011. He was later released.[9]

Georgia Force[edit]

In September 2011, Mustain signed with the Arena Football League's (AFL) Georgia Force.[10]

Baseball career[edit]

Mitch Mustain
Pitcher
Born: (1988-02-27) February 27, 1988 (age 26)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Taking a break from football, Mustain signed a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox's Bristol White Sox. Mustain made eleven appearances with Bristol before moving on to the Kannapolis Intimidators, where he pitched in eight games. Overall, he pitched in 19 games in 2012, going 2-2 with a 4.63 ERA, and one save.[11]

Reentry into Football[edit]

San Jose SaberCats[edit]

In January 2013, Mustain signed with the AFL's San Jose SaberCats as a backup quarterback quarterback.[12]

San Antonio Talons[edit]

In January 2014, Mustain was traded to the San Antonio Talons.[13] After starting the first 3 games of the season for the Talons, Mustain was released in 2014.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Class of 2006 Football Recruiting Scout.com
  2. ^ Mustain's mother issues statement on meeting, Associated Press, December 13, 2006.
  3. ^ Mustain apparently passing on Malzahn-free Arkansas, Associated Press, January 17, 2007.
  4. ^ 2006 Arkansas Razorbacks Football, Arkansas Game Results (FINAL): All games, hogwired.com
  5. ^ Mustain will be eligible to play for USC in '08, Associated Press, May 21, 2007.
  6. ^ Gary Klein, USC quarterback Mark Sanchez has uneven practice, is cleared to play, Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2008, Accessed August 27, 2008.
  7. ^ Gary Klein, Aaron Corp set to back up quarterback Mark Sanchez at USC, Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2008, Accessed August 29, 2008.
  8. ^ Ted Miller, Report: Sanchez bolting for NFL -- so who's next?, ESPN.com, January 14, 2009, Accessed January 15, 2009.
  9. ^ Mike Foss, Quarterback Mitch Mustain tries to revitalize career, life, USA TODAY, December 13, 2011, accessed January 2, 2012.
  10. ^ AFL Transactions September 2011
  11. ^ Pitching statistics for Mitch Mustain. From baseballamerica.com. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  12. ^ "SaberCats Add QB Mitch Mustain and OL Andres Vargas". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. January 7, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ "SaberCats reaquire DL Joe Sykes in Trade with San Antonio". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. January 27, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Talons release Mustain, acquire former Texans QB Boyd". www.mysanantonio.com. Hearst Newspapers, LLC. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 

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