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Earl Mitchell (born September 25, 1987) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona. He was also a member of the Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks.

Earl Mitchell
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Mitchell with the Houston Texans in 2012
No. 92, 90
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1987-09-25) September 25, 1987 (age 32)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school:North Shore (Houston, Texas)
College:Arizona
NFL Draft:2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:268
Sacks:6.5
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:9
Player stats at NFL.com

College careerEdit

Mitchell attended the University of Arizona from 2006 to 2009.

Professional careerEdit

Houston TexansEdit

Mitchell was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round (81st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.[1]

Miami DolphinsEdit

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 49ersEdit

On February 24, 2017, Mitchell signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[6] In his first season in San Francisco, Mitchell started all 16 games, recording 33 combined tackles, one sack, and a career-high four passes defensed.

On January 23, 2019, the 49ers declined the two-year option on Mitchell's contract, making him a free agent in 2019.[7]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On July 24, 2019, Mitchell was signed by the Seattle Seahawks.[8] He was released on August 31, 2019.[9]

On November 7, 2019, Mitchell announced his retirement from the NFL.[10]

NFL statisticsEdit

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
2017 SF 16 33 19 14 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2018 SF 14 28 17 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 130 268 164 104 6.5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9

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Personal lifeEdit

Mitchell was born and raised in Houston, moving around with his mom, who separated from his dad. His grandma sometimes provided a home for him in the Trinity Garden neighborhood, but she died when Mitchell was 14 and Mitchell's dad died during his senior year in college.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Hagemann, Andie. "Earl Mitchell signing with Niners on 4-year, $16M deal". NFL.com. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
  7. ^ Alper, Josh (January 23, 2019). "Report: 49ers won't pick up Earl Mitchell's option". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  8. ^ Boyle, John (July 24, 2019). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves Prior To Start Of Training Camp". Seahawks.com.
  9. ^ Boyle, John (August 31, 2019). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves, Establish 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com.
  10. ^ Williams, Charean (November 7, 2019). "Earl Mitchell announces retirement". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  11. ^ "Earl Mitchell Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  12. ^ "Grandma's life lessons serve Texans' Mitchell well". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 16, 2017.

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