Mikell in April 2008
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||September 16, 1980|
|Place of birth:||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||206 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Eugene (OR) Willamette|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2013
|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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
St. Louis Rams
Mikell was signed by the St. Louis Rams on July 29, 2011. The team released him on March 11, 2013.
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.
|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|
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.
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