|MITCHELL'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Xavier Wayne Mitchell
Born: June 10, 1986
Coach at Long Beach High School: Sean Harden
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 47/25
2007 - Games/Starts: 14/14 ... Recorded one tackle against Cal ... Suffered mild concussion against Golden Bears after scary, fourth-quarter collison with teammate Eric Berry ... Came back to start against Southern Mississippi and finished with four tackles ... Had four tackles and Vols only TFL of game at Florida ... Finished with three tackles including two TFLs against Arkansas State ... Had four tackles against Georgia ... Finished with three tackles against Mississippi State ... Had season-high five tackles vs. South Carolina ... Tied his season-high with five tackles against La.-Lafayette ... Recorded first sack of the season, finishing with three tackles against Arkansas ... In final home game of career, finished with four tackles and two QB hurries ... Had first career INT to set up UT's final score of the 1st half at Kentucky ... Finished with three tackles against Wildcats ... Tied his career-high with eight tackles, including two TFLs, against LSU in SEC Championship game ... Had three tackles including a sack and one PBU in final collegiate game against Wisconsin in the Outback bowl.
2006 - Games/Starts: 13/11 ... Started season's final 11 games and finished with team leading 13 quarterback hurries ... Three tackles, one TFL and made solo stop on Air Force's 2-point conversion with 1:36 remaining that would have given Falcons 32-31 lead ... Made first sack of season against Florida, tackling Chris Leak for 12-yard loss ... Finished with eight tackles agains Gators, two of which were TFLs ... Contributed five tackles and made second sack of season against Marshall ... One sack and two quarterback hurries as he constantly applied pressure to Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson ... Finished with four tackles against Tide ... Three tackles at South Carolina ... Six tackles, one sack and forced one fumble against LSU ... Added four QB hurries against Tigers ... Three tackles versus Vanderbilt and three tackles plus one PBU versus Kentucky ... Strong showing in Outback Bowl resulted in six tackles.
2005 - Games/Starts: 8/0 ... One tackle in UAB contest and also credited with PBU when he hit Blazers' quarterback during pass attempt ... Florida performance included two tackles, one-half sack and three QB hurries ... Two tackles versus Mississippi, including sack for 12-yard loss ... Made two stops against Georgia before leaving game with second-half injury ... Logged two tackles and one QB hurry at Alabama ... Two tackles and caused QB hurry versus South Carolina ... Missed final three games with shoulder injury, leading to offseason surgery.
2004 - Games/Starts: 12/0 ... Made collegiate playing debut vs. UNLV ... Appeared in 12 games as true freshman ... Tallied first career sack for a two-yard loss vs. Louisiana Tech ... Had tackles against South Carolina, Auburn and Texas A&M.
HIGH SCHOOL - Named to second-team defense on Fox Sports Net's 2003 "All-South" team ... As junior, recorded 80 tackles and 10 sacks on way to honorable mention All-State honors ... Started four years on defensive line and saw action at fullback and tight end ... Three-year basketball starter, averaging 10 points and 10 rebounds.