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Earl Mitchell
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 1L... UA will figure some way to involve Mitchell in its new offense in 2007 after he showed exceptional promise during his true freshman season on the field... Enters the year as the top big H-back... Big blocking skills and good hands and quick feet make him a versatile threat ... Caught nine passes for 136 yards in 2006... First touchdown catch was a game-igniting play at Oregon... Career-best two grabs in LSU, Cal and Oregon games... Seven starts as the big back or tight end... Rushed four times for seven yards in short-yardage situations... Had UA’s lone blocked kick of the year, a tipped punt at LSU... One of the Cats’ early commitments in ’06 class... Continued the program’s recruiting success in the Houston area...


Career Totals: 12 games, 7 starts, 9-136 receiving, 4-7 rushing, 1 blocked punt


High School: North Shore Senior High School, Galena Park, Texas, 2006... 2005 first-team All-District 23-5A honors for coach David Aymond... 5A All-Region III second-team... No. 9 tight end on Texas HS top 200 ... Houston Chronicle top 5 area receivers recruit... three-star No. 6 rating at fullback, Scout thee stars... Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Top 10 tight end... Dallas Morning News State 100... postseason Texas 100 honors... PrepStar All-Midlands... SuperPrep All-Southwest in 2005... Mustangs were 11-1 under coach Dave Aymond in 2005, their lone loss in area playoffs... San Antonio Express Texas 100, No. 82... Port Arthur News area top prospects list as tight end... Also played some quarterback in high school... Had a 6’-10” high jump as a sophomore...


Personal: Follows some North Shore products that were UA starters ?- Sean Jones, Chris Johnson, Michael Jolivette and Reggie Sampay... Date of birth: Sept. 25, 1987.


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