Earl Mitchell

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Earl Mitchell
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Mitchell with the Houston Texans in 2012
Free agent
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1987-09-25) September 25, 1987 (age 31)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:North Shore (Houston, Texas)
College:Arizona
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:268
Sacks:6.5
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:9
Player stats at NFL.com

Earl Mitchell (born September 25, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona.

College career[edit]

Mitchell attended the University of Arizona from 2006 to 2009.

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

Mitchell was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round (81st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.[1]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On March 11, 2014, he was signed by the Miami Dolphins to a four-year, $16 million contract including $9 million guaranteed.[2]

On September 13, 2016, Mitchell was placed on injured reserve.[3] He was activated off injured reserve to the active roster on November 10, 2016 prior to Week 10.[4]

On February 17, 2017, Mitchell was released by the Dolphins.[5]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On February 24, 2017, Mitchell signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[6] In his first season in San Francisco, Mitchell started all 16 games, recording 33 combined tackles, one sack, and a career-high four passes defensed.

On January 23, 2019, the 49ers declined the two-year option on Mitchell's contract, making him a free agent in 2019.[7]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2010 HOU 15 28 18 10 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 HOU 16 27 14 13 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 HOU 16 31 19 12 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2013 HOU 16 48 30 18 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 MIA 16 33 21 11 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 MIA 12 22 14 8 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 MIA 9 17 11 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 SF 16 33 19 14 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2018 SF 14 28 17 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 130 268 164 104 6.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9

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Personal life[edit]

Mitchell was born and raised in Houston, moving around with his mom, who separated from his dad. His grandma sometimes provided a home for him in the Trinity Garden neighborhood, but she died when Mitchell was 14 and Mitchell's dad died during his senior year in college.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Houston Texans draft Arizona's Earl Mitchell with 81st pick in NFL draft
  2. ^ Dolphins add Albert, Earl Mitchell
  3. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com.
  4. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Activate Mitchell Off Injured Reserve". MiamiDolphins.com. November 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. February 16, 2017.
  6. ^ Hagemann, Andie. "Earl Mitchell signing with Niners on 4-year, $16M deal". NFL.com. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  7. ^ Alper, Josh (January 23, 2019). "Report: 49ers won't pick up Earl Mitchell's option". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  8. ^ "Earl Mitchell Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Grandma's life lessons serve Texans' Mitchell well". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 16, 2017.

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