|MITCHELL'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Marvin Lee Mitchell
Born: Oct. 21, 1984
Coach at Lake Taylor High School: Hank Sawyer
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 40/15
2006 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Voted as a permanent team captain prior to the Kentucky game ... Named game captain eight times during the season ... Only senior amongst linebacker core had seven tackles and two TFLs in win over California ... Set a then career-high with 12 tackles and one TFL against Air Force ... Led the team with career-high 15 tackles against Florida ... Tied for the team-lead with 12 tackles against Marshall ... Recorded double-digit tackles in three straight games ... Led the team with six tackles at Memphis ... Had four tackles against Georgia ... Sacked and forced a fumble in the fourth quarter against the Bulldogs to preserve UT's win ... Had five tackles, including a TFL against Alabama ... Recorded eight tackles and had an interception against South Carolina ... Returned the interception 17-yards for a touchdown to give UT a 7-0 lead against the Gamecocks ... Had four tackles against LSU ... Had nine tackles and forced a fumble at Arkansas ... Had four tackles, including a TFL at Vanderbilt ... Recorded six tackles, including a TFL versus Kentucky ... Totaled a game-high 12 tackles vs. Penn State in the Outback Bowl to give him team-best 104 tackles on the season ... Selected to play in the Hula Bowl Jan. 14, 2007, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
2005 - Games/Starts: 11/2 ... Made two solo tackles in Vols' season-opening win over UAB ... Three solo stops versus Mississippi ... Had three tackles and one forced fumble on special teams coverage at Alabama ... Two of four tackles at Notre Dame were for lost yardage ... Made first career start Nov. 12 versus Memphis and finished with four tackles ... One tackle against Vanderbilt ... Career-high five tackles, including one TFL, while starting at Kentucky.
2004 - Redshirted ... Suffered knee injury during previous year's bowl practice.
2003 - Games/Starts: 12/0 ... Had nose for ball on kick and punt coverage units, tallying four special teams tackles ... Two solo tackles, including 3-yard tackle for loss against Fresno State ... Blocked punt against South Carolina to set up UT touchdown ... Four tackles against Mississippi State and made first career interception against Bulldogs ... Injured knee during December practice and did not play in Peach Bowl.
2002 - Games/Starts: 4/0 ... Expected to redshirt but forced into duty because of injuries at linebacker ... Did not play until ninth game of season and only missed Kentucky game thereafter ... Had eight tackles including one for lost yardage.
HIGH SCHOOL - Second-team All-Tidewater by Virginia Pilot ... Named to SuperPrep's MidAtlantic team ... Second-team All-East Region by coaches ... All-District as both tight end and linebacker and also co-MVP by coaches ... Three-year starter at linebacker and two-year starter at tight end ... Caught 29 passes for 500 yards and registered 131 tackles, six interceptions, five sacks, four caused fumbles and two recovered fumbles as senior ... Team co-MVP senior season ... Registered 18 tackles in game against Booker T. Washington ... As junior, caught 35 passes for 497 yards while recording 67 tackles and 12 sacks ... Also averaged 12 points and 13 rebounds for basketball team and ran 400M and threw shot put for track and field squad.
*Mitchell had one blocked kick in his career (a blocked punt vs. South Carolina in 2003).