|MITCHELL'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Jason Jermaine Mitchell
Born: May 6, 1983
Coach at Abbeville High School: Brent Indest
TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Appeared in all 39 games of his collegiate career ... Brother of eight-year NFL veteran and current Seattle Seahawks defenisve lineman Brandon Mitchell, who starred collegiately at Texas A&M ... Graduated May 2005 with economics/arts and sciences degree.
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 39/18
2004 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Fifth on team with 57 tackles and tied for third with seven quarterback hurries ... Started first two games at outside linebacker before replacing injured Kevin Simon in middle for final 11 starts ... Logged six stops against UNLV and led Vols with 1.5 TFLs ... Made 10 tackles, including two for loss and one sack vs. Auburn ... Recorded two tackles and two QB hurries at Georgia and also knocked down game's final pass attempt as Bulldogs were trying for game-winning TD ... Totaled six tackles and a QB hurry vs. Auburn in SEC Championship Game ... Added four tackles and one fumble recovery in Cotton Bowl vs. Texas A&M.
2003 - Games/Starts: 13/1 ... A force on kickoff and punt coverage units, logging eight special teams tackles to rank second on team ... Also saw significant backup time at linebacker throughout year ... Started Fresno State game at weakside linebacker and had five tackles in Vols' win ... Logged five solo tackles as Tennessee defeated Florida 24-10 in Swamp ... Recorded three tackles at Miami and also forced fumble when he sacked and stripped Hurricanes quarterback in fourth quarter.
2002 - Games/Starts: 13/4 ... Battled way into starting lineup for Vols' final four games ... Made lasting impression on Vol fans in victory over Vanderbilt ... Caused Commodore ball carrier to fumble and was able to recover loose ball ... Enjoyed best game against Maryland in Peach Bowl, logging 11 tackles.
2001 - Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL - SuperPrep All-America ... Two-time All-State pick who earned Defensive MVP on district and area teams as both junior and senior ... In senior year, racked up 109 tackles and five sacks for 8-4 team that reached second round of Class 4A playoffs ... Caused three fumbles, had one recovery and blocked one extra point ... Played tailback and ran for 360 yards on 45 carries ... In junior season, had 135 tackles, one interception and rushed for 321 yards ... Standout on track and field squad with times of 10.72 for 100M and of 21.9 in 200M.