Quintin Mikell

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Quintin Mikell
Quintin Mikell.jpg
Mikell in April 2008
No. --     Free Agent
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-09-16) September 16, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Eugene (OR) Willamette
College: Boise State
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2003 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2013
Tackles 663
Quarterback sacks 9.0
Interceptions 12
Forced fumbles 17
Pass deflections 53
Stats at NFL.com

Quintin Perry Mikell (born September 16, 1980) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent, and last played for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Boise State University. Mikell was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003, and has also played for the NFL's St. Louis Rams.

Early years[edit]

Mikell played high school football for the Willamette Wolverines in Eugene, Oregon. He also played basketball and ran track. His younger brother Darrian played AAU basketball for the Trotters. Quintin's youngest brother, Devyn, is a top ranked track & field recruit in Indiana.

College career[edit]

Mikell attended the Boise State University, and played for the Boise State Broncos football team. He finished his career ranked second on the school's all-time tackles list (401).

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

After being undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft, Mikell signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

He has posted a team-leading 108 special teams tackles since joining the Eagles, including a career-high 35 in 2006. As such, Mikell has been voted by his teammates as the Eagles special teams MVP in 2005 and 2006.

On defense, Mikell replaced the injured Sean Considine as the starting strong safety in 2007 and remained in that role through 2010.

On November 28, 2004, Mikell notched his first career interception, outjumping tight end Jeremy Shockey in the end zone for a pass thrown by quarterback Eli Manning late in the first half vs. the New York Giants. The play helped the Eagles preserve a 7-6 lead at halftime, and Philadelphia went on win, 27-6, to clinch their fourth consecutive NFC East title.

Mikell was a backup safety behind Pro Bowlers Michael Lewis and Brian Dawkins for the 2004 NFC Championship team and played in Super Bowl XXXIX.

His most significant contribution on special teams came on October 23, 2005, when, with the Eagles trailing the San Diego Chargers, 17-13, late in the fourth quarter, he blocked a field goal attempt by placekicker Nate Kaeding (who to that point had not missed a field goal all season), which teammate Matt Ware returned 65 yards for a touchdown to secure a 20-17 win. It was the first time in Eagles history that a blocked field goal was returned for a touchdown.

In a Christmas Day win at Dallas in 2006, Mikell propelled the Eagles with a key tackle for loss of running back Marion Barber on fourth down to finish off a goal-line stand.

On February 27, 2007, Mikell inked a four-year contract with the Eagles, who prevented him from testing the free agent market.

On January 9, 2009, Mikell was voted as a member of the 2008 NFL All-Pro Second-Team Defense.[1]

Mikell was named to the 2010 Pro Bowl after Adrian Wilson got hurt and Roman Harper could not play due to the Saints making it to Super Bowl XLIV.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Mikell was signed by the St. Louis Rams on July 29, 2011. The team released him on March 11, 2013.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Mikell was signed by the Carolina Panthers on September 2, 2013 to a one-year contract. Safety Haruki Nakamura was placed on injured reserve to open up spot on the 53-man roster. Mikell is expected to compete for the starting job at strong safety.[2]

Career Stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combine Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Average Return Yards per Interception Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown PAss Defended Stuffs Stuff Yards Kicks Blocked
2003 PHI 16 10 9 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 PHI 14 24 20 4 0.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
2005 PHI 16 24 21 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1
2006 PHI 16 42 31 11 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
2007 PHI 14 74 52 22 1.0 1 1 0 1 20 20 20 0 5 3 6 0
2008 PHI 16 93 68 25 2.0 2 0 0 3 53 18 41 0 9 1 12 0
2009 PHI 16 91 70 21 0.0 0 2 0 2 16 8 16 0 12 2 3 0
2010 PHI 15 88 77 11 1.0 1 3 52 3 0 0 0 0 15 5 16 0
2011 STL 16 91 75 16 1.0 5 1 14 2 11 6 11 0 5 3 8 0
2012 STL 16 101 83 18 3.0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 0
2013 CAR 14 59 41 18 3.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 0
Total Total 169 697 547 150 11.0 18 9 0 12 100 8 41 0 58 20 55 1

[3]

Personal[edit]

Mikell returned to his native New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina for the first time on October 13, 2006, the day before the Philadelphia Eagles would play the New Orleans Saints. He was heartbroken by the vast devastation and conditions of disaster still remaining at his grandmother's home and in her neighborhood one year after the hurricane. Philadelphia NBC 10 profiled his visit on an October 14, 2006, telecast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mikell Named 2nd-Team All-Pro
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Quintin Mikell Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 

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