Football


Kevin Mitchell
Kevin Mitchell
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ft. Wayne, Ind

High School:
Homestead

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 209

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
04/06/1985

Experience:
1-1

  • Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten (Athlon)

The
Mitchell
File

Pregame ritual
Pray and listen to Mary J. Blige

Favorite class at Illinois
SPCM 396, Crime and Punishment

Person you would like to spend the day with
Ronnie Lott

Favorite food
McDonald's double cheeseburger

Plans after graduation
Want to stay involved in sports marketing

Favorite Zookism
"Expect to win."

Something people don't know about me
I like history (war)


2007: Leads the Big Ten in passes defended in all games and is second in the conference in fumble recoveries and passes defended in league games ... Tied for third in the Big Ten in interceptions ... Had four tackles, including two solos, and an interception against #25 Michigan ... Notched seven tackles, including a solo, at Iowa ... Had five solo tackles, a career-high four PBUs and an interception against #5 Wisconsin ... Notched eight tackles - including three solos - against #21 Penn State, plus an interception and a fumble recovery ... The interception against PSU iced the Illini's victory, coming on the Illinois 9 with 0:09 remaining in the game and the Illini leading by a touchdown ... Had five tackles - all solos - at Indiana, as well as two PBUs, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Recorded four tackles, including two solos, and a PBU at Syracuse ... Had nine tackles, including a career high-tying six solos, against Western Illinois ... Also had one TFL against WIU ... Notched eight tackles, including three solos, against Missouri ... Tied a career high with two PBUs against Mizzou.

2006: Played in all 12 games, starting the final 10 ... Led team with two intercpetions ... Finished the season ranked 16th in the Big Ten in tackles per game with 6.6 ... Registered four tackles at Northwestern ... Posted five tackles vs. Purdue ... Got his second interception of the season and recorded seven tackles vs.?Ohio State ... Recorded a season-high 10 tackles, including six solos and a TFL at Wisconsin ... Tied for team lead with seven tackles - five solos - plus a half-TFL and a PBU at Penn State ... Recorded six tackles, including four solos, against Ohio ... Also notched a career-high two PBUs against the Bobcats ... Recorded four tackles, including one solo, against Indiana ... Recorded eight tackles, including three solos, and had 0.5 TFLs for one yard at Michigan State ... Picked off his first career pass to kill an Iowa drive at the goal line and recorded 10 tackles, including a career-high tying six solos, against Iowa ... Also had one sack for seven yards against the Hawkeyes ... Recorded eight tackles, including three solos, against Syracuse ... Also forced a fumble and registered a half-TFL against the Orange ... Recorded eight tackles, including three solos, at Rutgers ... Recorded two tackles against Eastern Illinois.

2005: Full-time starter for the Illini at strong safety ... Led the team in tackles with 78, with 4.5 tackles for loss and three passes broken up ... Averaged 7.1 tackles per game ... Had a productive game against Wisconsin, leading the team with 12 tackles, while also hurrying the quarterback twice, posting a tackle for loss and breaking up a pass ... Recorded seven tackles and two tackles for loss vs. San Jose State ... Also had tackles for loss at Ohio State and against Northwestern ... Posted a career-high 14 tackles in the season finale against Northwestern ... Had a career-best six solo tackles on three occasions ... Recorded eight tackles at Iowa and seven against both San Jose State and Michigan State.

2004: Played in every game, totaling 16 tackles, one PBU and a blocked punt ... Blocked a punt at Michigan St. that was recovered for a touchdown ... Made six tackles and had one PBU in season-opener vs. Florida A&M ... Had five tackles, four solo, at Minnesota.

2003: Redshirted.

High School: Was an All-State pick by the Indiana Football Coaches Association and Bloomington Herald at defensive back after totaling 12 career interceptions ... Was the IFCA Region 3 Most Valuable Player ... Earned first-team All-North East Hoosier Conference honors two years in a row ... Two-time All-State selection ... Named to the "Tremendous 26" list among football players in the state of Indiana ... Totaled 1,950 career rushing yards, while scoring 34 touchdowns ... Was a two-time All-Conference and All-Area selection as a defensive back ... Was the team's MVP ... High school coach was Drew Wood.

Personal: Full given name is Kevin T. Mitchell ... Born April 6, 1985 ... Son of Stephen and DeVita Mitchell ... Has two brothers and one sister ... Majoring in speech communications ... Brother Phil Hayes played football at Arkansas ... Father played football at Indiana ... Uncle Jon Hayes played football at Purdue ... Lists NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott as his favorite athlete.


Career Highs:

Tackles: 1, four times (last time vs. Wisconsin 10/6/06)
Solos: 1 vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/2/06
KO Returns: 4 at Michigan State, 9/30/06
Long KO Return: 37 at Northwestern, 11/18/06


Mitchell's Game-By-Game Statistics:

2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13,2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Games played: 13
All purpose avg/game: 0.1

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 3 5 8 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 6 3 9 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 2 2 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 5 0 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 3 5 8 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 5 0 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 13,2007 at Iowa 1 6 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 2 2 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 3 3 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 2 3 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 10, 2007 at Ohio State 0 2 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 17, 2007 NORTHWESTERN 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 6 4 10 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 39 36 75 1.0 2 0.0 0 1 2 0 5 1 0 11 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 -8
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 -8

Games played: 12
Kick ret avg: 0.0
All purpose avg/game: -0.7

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 2 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 3 5 8 0.5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 3 5 8 0.5 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 6 4 10 1.0 7 1.0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 3 5 8 0.5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 1 3 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 4 2 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 5 2 7 0.5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 6 4 10 1.0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 2 5 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 2 3 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 18, 2006 at Northwestern 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 38 41 79 4.0 13 1.0 7 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2005 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 17, 2005 at California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 1 2005 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 11

2005 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 3 3 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 4 3 7 2.0 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 17, 2005 at California 4 1 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 5 2 7 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct. 1 2005 at Iowa 6 2 8 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 2 0 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 5 1 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 6 6 12 0.5 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 4 2 6 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 2
Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 4 1 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 6 8 14 1.0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 49 29 78 4.5 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0-0 0 0 0 2


2004 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 04, 2004 FAMU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 11, 2004 UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 18, 2004 WESTERN MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 25, 2004 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 02, 2004 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 09, 2004 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 32 0 0 32
Oct 16, 2004 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 23, 2004 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 30, 2004 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 06, 2004 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 20, 2004 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 32 0 0 32

Games played: 11
Punt ret avg: 32.0
All purpose avg/game: 2.9

2004 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 04, 2004 FAMU 2 4 6 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 11, 2004 UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 18, 2004 WESTERN MICHIGAN 1 1 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 25, 2004 PURDUE 1 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 02, 2004 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 09, 2004 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 16, 2004 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 23, 2004 at Minnesota 4 1 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 30, 2004 IOWA 1 1 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 06, 2004 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 20, 2004 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 9 7 16 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0-0 0 0 0 0


updated 2/08

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