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      Nigel Mitchell-Thornton
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
Stephenson

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 250

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L

Career Statistics
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Honors
  • 2010 Academic All-SEC

2011
  • 2011 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 9/0
  • Played in nine games in 2011, as reserve linebacker and on special teams coverage with eight tackles
  • Season-high two stops vs. MTSU (11/5)
  • Most extensive playing time since freshman year, making four tackles at #2 Alabama (10/22)
  • Played late in Montana (9/3) win, had a tackle
2010
  • Games/Starts: 10/0
  • Played in a career-high 10 games for Tennessee and saw extensive action on special teams
  • All five tackles came on special teams, tied for seventh on the team
  • First action of 2010 came against UAB and he delivered with his first tackle of the season
  • Had tackles in four of the last six games

2009
  • Games/Starts: 8/0
  • Finished freshman season with nine tackles, including one for lost yardage
  • Tackle for loss came against Western Kentucky and helped force Hilltoppers punt
  • Game-high five tackles against Ohio

High School
  • Enrolled at UT in January 2009 and participated in spring drills
  • Selected to Georgia 150 by Atlanta Journal Constitution
  • Selected to play in GACA North-South All-Star Game
  • Selected 2008 Region 5-2A Defensive Player of Year
  • Earned All-Region and All-DeKalb County honors three times
  • Named to All-State second team in 2007
  • Posted 119 total tackles, 10 TFL and two sacks as senior

  • Also picked off three passes and returned two for touchdowns
  • Notched 102 total tackles, 12 TFL and six sacks as junior while forcing four fumbles
  • Led team to region crown his senior season
  • Named to Stephenson's Honor Roll all four years
  • Coach at Stephenson High School - Ronald Gartrell
Career Highs
  • Tackles - 5 vs. Ohio, 9/26/09
Personal
  • Full Name: Nigel Kameron Mitchell-Thornton
  • Born on September 26, 1990 in Chicago
  • Parents are Andrea Mitchell and Kenneth Thornton
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