Pete Mitchell (American football)

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Pete Mitchell
No. 83
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-10-09) October 9, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth: Royal Oak, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Birmingham Brother Rice High School
Birmingham, Michigan
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 4 / Pick: 122
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 114
Games started: 63
Receptions: 279
Receiving yards: 2,885
Touchdowns: 15
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Peter Clark Mitchell (born October 9, 1971) is a former American college and professional football player who was a tight end in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons. He played college football for Boston College, and was a two-time All-American. He played professionally for the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants and Detroit Lions of the NFL.

Early years[edit]

Mitchell was born in Royal Oak, Michigan.[1] He is a graduate of Birmingham Brother Rice High School in Birmingham, Michigan,[2] where he played for the Rice Warriors high school football team.

College career[edit]

Mitchell accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Boston College, where he played for the Boston College Eagles football team from 1991 to 1994. He earned first-team All-American honors as a junior in 1993; as a senior in 1994, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, having been a first-team selection of the Associated Press, the Walter Camp Foundation, Football Writers Association of America, Scripps-Howard, and The Sporting News.[3]

  • 1991: 29 catches for 398 yards with 3 TD
  • 1992: 40 catches for 555 yards with 3 TD
  • 1993: 66 catches for 818 yards with 7 TD
  • 1994: 55 catches for 617 yards with 7 TD

Professional career[edit]

The Miami Dolphins selected Mitchell in the fourth round (122nd overall pick) of the 1995 NFL Draft,[4] but traded him during training camp to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for wide receiver Mike Williams. Mitchell played for the Jaguars from 1995 to 1998.[1] In his first four seasons for the Jags, he became the team's regular starter at tight end.[5] From 2000 to 2001, he played for the New York Giants, and had one of his best years statistically in 1999 as a part-time starter, when he caught 58 receptions for 520 yards.[5] He played for the Detroit Lions in 2001, but saw action in only five games and started only once in the Lions' offense.[1] He returned to the Jaguars in 2002, and started 11 of 16 regular season games.[5] In an eight-season NFL career, Mitchell played in 114 regular season games, started 63 of them, and compiled 279 receptions for 2,885 yards and 15 touchdowns.[5]


  1. ^ a b c National Football League, Historical Players, Pete Mitchell. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  2. ^, Players, Pete Mitchell. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  3. ^ 2010 Division I Football Records Book, Award Winners and All-Americans, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 10 (2010). Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  4. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1995 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 5, 2012.
  5. ^ a b c d, Players, Pete Mitchell. Retrieved February 5, 2012.

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