Kevin Mitchell (safety)

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Kevin Mitchell
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-04-06) April 6, 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
Undrafted: 2008
Career history

Kevin T. Mitchell (born April 6, 1985 in Fort Wayne, Indiana) is former American football safety. Mitchell was signed by the Washington Redskins[1] of the National Football League on April 29, 2008, but was released on May 6, 2008.

Kevin's father Stephen played football for the Indiana Hoosiers, his uncle Jon Hayes played football at Purdue University, and his brother Phil Hayes played for Arkansas.

High school[edit]

Mitchell attended Homestead Senior High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

College career[edit]

Kevin Mitchell majored in speech communications while at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

On the football field, Mitchell was a captain for the Fighting Illini, including Illinois' appearance in the 2008 Rose Bowl.

NFL career[edit]

Mitchell went undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft, but on April 29, 2008, he signed with the Redskins. Washington later released him on May 6, 2008.

He is now an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico.


  1. ^ "Former Illini Safety Mitchell Signs with Redskins". 2008-04-28. Archived from the original on 2008-04-30. Retrieved 2008-04-28.