Aaron Mitchell (American football)
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|Position:||Cornerback / Safety|
|Date of birth:||December 15, 1956|
|Place of birth:||Los Angeles, California|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||196 lb (89 kg)|
|High school:||North Hollywood (CA)|
|NFL Draft:||1979 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at PFR|
Aaron Templeton Mitchell, Jr. (born December 15, 1956) is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
In 1989, he was inducted into the UNLV Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Dallas Cowboys liked Mitchell's athletic ability and selected him in the second round (55th overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft. In 1980, he became the starter at right cornerback, replacing Aaron Kyle and recording 3 interceptions. In 1981, he was passed on the depth chart by Dennis Thurman and was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for an eleventh draft choice (#295-George Thompson).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers moved him to free safety to take advantage of his aggressive hitting and to limit his exposure in coverage. He was placed on injured reserve list for the last two games of the season, after suffering a collapsed lung. He was released before the start of the 1982 season.
Arizona Wranglers (USFL)
Los Angeles Express (USFL)
He is currently a financial adviser.
- "Theft By Harper Keys Woodward Over Start". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Looking Ahead". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Tampa's Mitchell Sidelined". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Tampa Bay Waives Six". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Wranglers sign Ex-Cowboy". Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2016.