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.
Mitchell with the Houston Texans in 2012
|No. 92, 90|
|Born:||September 25, 1987|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||310 lb (141 kg)|
|High school:||North Shore (Houston, Texas)|
|NFL Draft:||2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
Mitchell attended the University of Arizona from 2006 to 2009.
On February 17, 2017, Mitchell was released by the Dolphins.
San Francisco 49ersEdit
On February 24, 2017, Mitchell signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers. 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.
On November 7, 2019, Mitchell announced his retirement from the NFL.
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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.
- Houston Texans draft Arizona's Earl Mitchell with 81st pick in NFL draft
- Dolphins add Albert, Earl Mitchell
- "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com.
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- Hagemann, Andie. "Earl Mitchell signing with Niners on 4-year, $16M deal". NFL.com. Retrieved February 24, 2017.
- Alper, Josh (January 23, 2019). "Report: 49ers won't pick up Earl Mitchell's option". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
- Boyle, John (July 24, 2019). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves Prior To Start Of Training Camp". Seahawks.com.
- Boyle, John (August 31, 2019). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves, Establish 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com.
- Williams, Charean (November 7, 2019). "Earl Mitchell announces retirement". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
- "Earl Mitchell Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
- "Grandma's life lessons serve Texans' Mitchell well". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 16, 2017.