Mitch Mustain

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Mitch Mustain
No. -- Free agent
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-02-27) February 27, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Fayetteville, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Springdale (AR)
College: Southern California
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.: 99 /192
Passing yards: 1,170
TD-INT: 18-8
QB Rating: 76-52
Rushing TDs: 2
Player stats at

Mitchell Mustain (born February 27, 1988) is a former professional football and baseball player.

Football career[edit]

High school career[edit]

Mustain was highly recruited out of high school. He was named the High School Player of the year by PARADE (January 2006), 2005-2006 Gatorade National Player of the Year, and the 2005 USA Today National Player of the Year. ranked him as the top high school recruit for the class of 2006.[1] After the University of Arkansas's decision to hire Mustain's then high school football head coach Gus Malzahn as an offensive coordinator, Mustain officially committed to the University of Arkansas. Malzahn's hire was widely viewed as an attempt to recruit Mustain.[2][3]

College career[edit]

University of Arkansas (2006)[edit]

In 2006, after entering in the fourth quarter of the home opener against the University of Southern California, Mustain started the next eight games for the University of Arkansas, but was replaced by Casey Dick later in the season, even though he won all eight starts. Mustain finished the season completing 69-for-132 passes for 894 yards, with 10 touchdowns and 9 interceptions.[4]

University of Southern California (2007–2010)[edit]

In 2007, Mustain transferred to the University of Southern California (USC).[5] Under NCAA transfer rules, Mustain sat out the 2007 season and served as the quarterback for the scout team. After regaining playing eligibility in 2008, he alternated between the second- and third-string quarterback positions behind starters Mark Sanchez and Matt Barkley.[6][7][8] At USC, Mustain completed 52-for-89 passes for 505 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.

Professional football and baseball careers[edit]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Mustain went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, and signed a 10-day free agent contract with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League in June 2011. He was later released.[9]

Arena Football League[edit]

In September 2011, Mustain signed with the Arena Football League's (AFL) Georgia Force.[10] His professional football career since has been limited to the AFL.[11] In January 2013, Mustain signed with the AFL's San Jose SaberCats as a backup quarterback.[12] In January 2014, Mustain was traded to the San Antonio Talons.[13] After starting the first 3 games of the season for the Talons, Mustain was released in 2014.[14]

Baseball career[edit]

Mitch Mustain
Born: (1988-02-27) February 27, 1988 (age 28)
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Taking a break from football, Mustain signed a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox's Bristol White Sox. Mustain made eleven appearances with Bristol before moving on to the Kannapolis Intimidators, where he pitched in eight games. Overall, he pitched in 19 games in 2012, going 2-2 with a 4.63 ERA, and one save.[15]


  1. ^ Class of 2006 Football Recruiting
  2. ^ Mustain's mother issues statement on meeting, Associated Press, December 13, 2006.
  3. ^ Mustain apparently passing on Malzahn-free Arkansas, Associated Press, January 17, 2007.
  4. ^ 2006 Arkansas Razorbacks Football, Arkansas Game Results (FINAL): All games,
  5. ^ Mustain will be eligible to play for USC in '08, Associated Press, May 21, 2007.
  6. ^ Gary Klein, USC quarterback Mark Sanchez has uneven practice, is cleared to play, Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2008, Accessed August 27, 2008.
  7. ^ Gary Klein, Aaron Corp set to back up quarterback Mark Sanchez at USC, Los Angeles Times, August 28, 2008, Accessed August 29, 2008.
  8. ^ Ted Miller, Report: Sanchez bolting for NFL -- so who's next?,, January 14, 2009, Accessed January 15, 2009.
  9. ^ Mike Foss, Quarterback Mitch Mustain tries to revitalize career, life, USA TODAY, December 13, 2011, accessed January 2, 2012.
  10. ^ AFL Transactions September 2011
  11. ^ Mustsin chases deam
  12. ^ "SaberCats Add QB Mitch Mustain and OL Andres Vargas". OurSports Central. January 7, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2013. 
  13. ^ "SaberCats reaquire DL Joe Sykes in Trade with San Antonio". OurSports Central. January 27, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Talons release Mustain, acquire former Texans QB Boyd". Hearst Newspapers, LLC. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  15. ^ Pitching statistics for Mitch Mustain. From Retrieved March 27, 2013.

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