Earl Mitchell

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Earl Mitchell
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Mitchell with the Houston Texans in 2012
No. -- San Francisco 49ers
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-25) September 25, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) North Shore
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 206
Sacks: 5.5
Forced fumbles: 1
Pass deflections: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Earl Mitchell (born September 25, 1987) is an American football defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). 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, signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[6]

NFL stats[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
Career 100 206 127 78 5.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

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Personal life[edit]

Mitchell was born and raised in Houston, moving around with his mother, who separated from his father. His grandmother sometimes provided a home for him in the Trinity Garden neighborhood, but she died when Mitchell was fourteen. His father died during Mitchell's senior year in college.[8]

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. ^ "Earl Mitchell Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Grandma's life lessons serve Texans' Mitchell well". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-02-16. 

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