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Mike Mitchell
S #23
Height:
6-1
Weight:
221
Age:
29
College:
Ohio
Hometown:
Fort Thomas, KY
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
10
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 366 274 92 7.0 0 32 9 79 -- 38 0 7 6
2016 PIT 2 2 10 7 3 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 PIT 16 16 80 58 22 0.0 -- 9 3 16 5.3 9 0 2 2
2014 PIT 16 16 71 53 18 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2013 CAR 15 14 66 50 16 3.5 -- 8 4 63 15.8 38 0 2 --
2012 OAK 16 2 41 32 9 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 OAK 13 4 31 22 9 1.0 -- 5 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2010 OAK 16 3 51 41 10 0.0 -- 5 1 0 -- 0 0 1 2
2009 OAK 16 0 16 11 5 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @WAS W 38-16 6 4 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 CIN W 24-16 4 3 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

PRO (110-57/4-4): Signed a five-year contract with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent (from Carolina) on March 12, 2014…signed a one-year contract with the Panthers as an unrestricted free agent (from Oakland) on March 21, 2013…originally selected by the Raiders in the second round (47th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

2016 (2-2): Has started 48 consecutive regular-season games, which is the fifth-longest active starts streak in the NFL among safeties.

PRO (110-57/4-4): Signed a five-year contract with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent (from Carolina) on March 12, 2014…signed a one-year contract with the Panthers as an unrestricted free agent (from Oakland) on March 21, 2013…originally selected by the Raiders in the second round (47th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

2016 (2-2): Has started 48 consecutive regular-season games, which is the fifth-longest active starts streak in the NFL among safeties.

2015 (16-16/2-2) (PIT): Made all 16 regular-season starts for the second consecutive year…entering the 2016 season, he has started 46 straight games, the fifth-longest active games started streak in the NFL for safeties...also started both playoff games…led the defense with three interceptions…totaled a career-high 80 tackles, to go along with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…added a career-best nine pass breakups.

  • 9/10 at New England: Forced a fumble in the second half.
  • 10/18 vs. Arizona: Picked off his first pass as a Steeler late in the fourth quarter in the end zone…also recovered his first fumble as a Steeler.
  • 11/1 vs. Cincinnati: Played in his 100th career game…picked off QB Andy Dalton in the fourth quarter…left the game in the fourth quarter to go through the NFL Concussion Protocol and did not return.
  • 11/8 vs. Oakland: Forced the seventh fumble of his career…matched a single-season career high in forced fumbles (2013-14).
  • 11/15 vs. Cleveland: Picked off QB Johnny Manziel in the fourth quarter…marked his ninth career interception.
  • 11/29 at Seattle: Led the team with a season-best eight tackles.
  • 12/20 vs. Denver: Recovered a fumble that was forced by Will Allen…marked his second fumble recovery of the season, tying a single-season career-high…marked his fifth career fumble recovery on defense.

2014 (16-16/1-1) (PIT): Started all 16 games in the regular season and the lone postseason contest…tied a career-high with two forced fumbles on the season…finished second on the team with 70 tackles.

  • 10/12 at Cleveland: Forced a fumble in the fourth quarter that was recovered by CB Cortez Allen.
  • 10/20 vs. Houston: Forced a fumble that was recovered by S Troy Polamalu.

2013 (15-14/1-1) (CAR): Played in 15 regular-season games with 14 starts…was inactive for the season-opener 9/8 vs. Seattle due to a calf injury…started the team’s lone postseason contest…set single-season career-highs in sacks (3.5), interceptions (4) and forced fumbles (2) during the regular season…tied for the team lead in both interceptions and forced fumbles.

  • 10/6 at Arizona: Finished with six tackles and one interception.
  • 10/13 at Minnesota: Intercepted a career-high two passes, returning them for a total of 62 yards…both interceptions resulted in Panthers’ touchdowns…also added one sack and seven tackles.
  • 10/20 vs. St. Louis: Set a season-high with eight tackles…registered a sack for the second consecutive game…set a single-game high with two forced fumbles…the first forced fumble led to K Graham Gano’s field goal…his second forced fumble came when Mitchell sacked and stripped QB Kellen Clemens.
  • 11/10 at San Francisco: Registered a half-sack for a four-yard loss.
  • 12/1 vs. Tampa Bay: Intercepted a pass, which led to a Panthers’ touchdown.
  • 12/29 at Atlanta: Recorded one sack for an eight-yard loss.
  • NFC Divisional Playoff 1/12 vs. San Francisco: Started at FS in his postseason debut…finished with five tackles and one pass breakup.

2012 (16-2) (OAK): Played in all 16 games with two starts…finished with 47 tackles and one sack…added nine special teams tackles (two, 9/10 vs. San Diego, 10/21 vs. Jacksonville and 11/25 at Cincinnati, and one, 11/4 vs. Tampa Bay, 11/18 vs. New Orleans and 12/2 vs. Cleveland).

  • 11/18 at New Orleans: Made his first start of the season at SS…set a single-game career-high with 13 tackles.
  • 12/6 vs. Denver: Registered one sack for a six-yard loss to go along with seven tackles.
  • 12/30 at San Diego: Started at SS…finished with seven tackles.

2011 (13-4) (OAK): Played in 13 games and made four starts…missed Weeks 1-3 due to a knee injury…recorded 31 tackles, one sack and one interception…added five special teams tackles (three, 10/9 at Houston, and one, 11/20 at Minnesota and 12/11 at Green Bay).

  • 10/2 vs. New England: Registered his first sack of the season in his first appearance of the season.
  • 10/23 vs. Kansas City: Set a season-high with five tackles.
  • 12/11 at Green Bay: Registered one interception.

2010 (16-3) (OAK): Played in all 16 games with three starts…recorded 51 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble…set a career-high with two fumble recoveries…added five special teams tackles (one, 10/10 vs. San Diego, 10/17 at San Francisco, 10/24 at Denver, 12/5 at San Diego and 12/19 vs. Denver).

  • 9/26 at Arizona: Made his first career start.
  • 10/10 vs. San Diego: Registered three tackles, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery.
  • 10/24 at Denver: Started at S…registered five tackles, one pass defensed and forced his first career fumble, which resulted in a rushing touchdown by RB Darren McFadden.
  • 12/12 at Jacksonville: Registered his first career interception…the ensuing drive resulted in a Raiders’ touchdown.
  • 12/26 vs. Indianapolis: Started at S…finished with six tackles and one fumble recovery…his fumble recovery resulted in a field goal.

2009 (16-0) (OAK): Appeared in all 16 games as a rookie…finished the season with 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery…also contributed three special teams tackles (one, 9/14 vs. San Diego, 11/1 at San Diego and 12/20 at Denver).

  • 9/14 vs. San Diego: Made his NFL debut.
  • 9/20 at Kanas City: Recovered his first career fumble on special teams.
  • 9/27 vs Denver: Set a season-high with three tackles, and he recovered his first career fumble on defense.
  • 12/13 vs. Washington: Recorded his first career sack, resulting in a 13-yard loss.

COLLEGE: Played in 45 games and made 30 starts in four seasons at Ohio (2005-08)…totaled 213 tackles, 14.5 TFLs, 3.0 sacks, seven interceptions, 20 pass breakups and five forced fumbles…finished his career tied for eighth in school history with 140 interception return yards…recorded single-season career highs in interceptions (3) and forced fumbles (2) in 2008...set a single-season career-high with 5.0 TFLs in 2006, during a season where Ohio won the Mid-American Conference East Division title and advanced to its first bowl game since 1968…majored in political science.

PERSONAL: Graduate of Highlands High School (Fort Thomas, Ky.)…recorded 87 tackles, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior…earned honorable mention all-state honors following his senior season and led his team