Tom Mitchell (American football)

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Tom Mitchell
No. 82, 84
Position: TE
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-08-22) August 22, 1944 (age 72)
Place of birth: Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 219 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Plymouth-Whitemarsh High school
College: Bucknell
AFL draft: 1966 / Round: 3 / Pick: 58
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards: 3,181
Receptions: 239
Receiving TDs: 24
Rushing yards: 14
Rush attempts: 3
Games played: 145
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Thomas Gordon Mitchell (born August 22, 1944) is a former college and professional American football player. A 6'2", 219 lb (99 kg). tight end from Bucknell University, Mitchell played 1 season (1966) for the American Football League's Oakland Raiders, and ten seasons (19681977) in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and the San Francisco 49ers. He was nicknamed "The Crocodile" and his pouring a pitcher of beer on the head of author George Plimpton is recounted in the book "Mad Ducks and Bears".

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