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Phillip Mitchell
Player Profile:
Phillip Mitchell 54550
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 248
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Webb School of Knoxville

2007: Started all 10 games ... honorable mention All-Ivy League ... named team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player ... switched from defensive end to nose tackle midway through the season ... had five sacks while playing at defensive end ... posted a career-high 13 tackles vs. Yale, including one forced fumble ... made eight tackles vs. Marist with a sack for 17 yards lost ... had seven tackles vs. Harvard, including one for loss ... made five tackles vs. both Fordham and Lafayette ... recorded 57 tackles for the season.

 

2006: Had what Coach Wilson deemed a breakout season ... played in all 10 games with nine starts ... recorded 20 tackles on the season ... season-best five tackles, including two for a loss vs. Georgetown ... first career interception against Princeton ... also made three tackles vs. the Tigers ... recorded four tackles vs. Cornell.

 

At Webb School of Knoxville: Played both offensive and defensive line ... first team all-state and all-region ... 45 tackles – seven for a loss – as a senior ... three letters and team captain as a senior.

 

Personal: Majoring in biology ... plans to attend attend medical school ... comes from a medical background; father, Michael, is a physician, and mother, Carolyn, is a nurse practitioner ... enjoys basketball and singing ... uncle, Steve Mitchell, played linebacker at Furman ... Phillip Michael Mitchell, b. 8/1/86 in Tampa, Fla.

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