Anthony Mix

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Anthony Mix
No. --     Columbus Lions
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-01-20) January 20, 1983 (age 32)
Place of birth: Bay Minette, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Bay Minette (AL) Baldwin County
College: Auburn
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2007 for the New York Giants
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Receptions 3
Receiving yards 39
Receiving TDs 0
Stats at NFL.com

Anthony Mix (born January 20, 1983 in Bay Minette, Alabama) is an American football wide receiver for the Columbus Lions of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL). He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Auburn.

Mix has also been a member of the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Collegiate Career[edit]

Statistics

Receiving
Year Team Rec Yards Avg TD
2002 Auburn 13 193 14.8 1
2003 Auburn 21 235 11.2 1
2004 Auburn 19 294 13.3 3
2005 Auburn 23 288 12.5 2
Career 76 1,110 13.3 7

Mix, a Bay Minnete native, garnered national recruiting attention after compiling a high school career that saw him excel at wide receiver, quarterback, and defensive end. An all around athlete, he was also a gifted basketball player and track star before deciding to sign with Auburn to play football in the winter of 2001. After red shirting his first season of college, Mix was a thrown right in the middle of the wide receiver rotation in 2002. Mix enjoyed solid success in his debut year. He out-leapt a pair of defenders for a 16-yard score versus Mississippi State and had a career long 46-yard reception in the 17-7 upset victory over Alabama.

2003 saw Mix make the transition to tight end, starting the season on the second-team. He played his best game to date in the 31-7 loss to LSU, by catching 5 passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. He finished 4th on the team in all major statistical receiving categories.

Mix was a major contributor to the undefeated SEC champion team on 04' by being the 5th-leading receiver for an offense that averaged 32.1 points per game. Playing primarily tight end, he started 4 games and saw playing time in 9 others. He had a career best 2 TD in the 43-14 drubbing of Mississippi State, scoring from 5 and 58 yards out. He tied his career high with 76 yards against Arkansas and was named Coaches' Special Team Player of the Week against the Citadel. He caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Carnell Williams in the decisive victory over Georgia and had a huge 53-yard gain in the Sugar Bowl versus Virginia Tech. His 294 yards on the season were a career best.

2005 saw Mix make the transition back to wide out, where he became the team's 3rd most prolific receiver. He had multiple catches in 8 games and had one of the finer performances of his career in the heartbreaking road loss to LSU. Against the Bengals, he caught 5 passes for 69 yards and the go-ahead score with 4 minutes left in the 4th quarter. He had a 35-yard reception against Georgia that set up an Auburn score and caught a 19-yard pass over the middle that lead to a touchdown in the Iron Bowl. An 11 yard catch in the bowl game versus Wisconsin put Mix at over 1000 receiving yards for his Auburn career.

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Mix was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent following the 2006 NFL Draft, in which two fellow Auburn receivers (Devin Aromashodu and Ben Obomanu) were drafted. Mix spent the entire 2006 season on the Giants practice squad, but after an impressive training camp and preseason he managed to crack into the team's active roster to start the 2007 season. He played each of the first four games, recording three catches for 39 yards in one game, but was waived on October 3, 2007 to make room on the roster for return specialist Domenik Hixon (who was claimed off waivers from the Denver Broncos).[1]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On November 20, 2007, Mix was signed by the Washington Redskins off the Giants practice squad, reuniting him with Jason Campbell - his quarterback at Auburn.[2] On January 5, 2008, Mix recovered a muffed kickoff during a wild card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Mix broke a rib in the team's second preseason game in 2008. He was released by the team during final cuts on August 30 and spent the season out of football.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Mix signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on January 24, 2009. He was released on May 6, 2009 after legal troubles.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giants make roster moves". Giants.com. 2007-10-03. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  2. ^ "Redskins sign WR Mix, release DeMulling". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2007-11-20. [dead link]
  3. ^ NFL Transactions Report, December 30, 2011 

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