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Mike Mitchell
FS #21
Height:
6-0
Weight:
210
College:
Ohio U.
Hometown:
Fort Thomas, Ky.
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 78 217 163 54 7 0 18 6 0 63 -- 38
2014 PIT 2 12 7 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 15 66 50 16 3.5 -- 8 4 0 63 15.8 38
2012 OAK 16 41 32 9 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 OAK 13 31 22 9 1 -- 5 1 0 0 -- 0
2010 OAK 16 51 41 10 0 -- 5 1 0 0 -- 0
2009 OAK 16 16 11 5 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/21/13)....Selected in the second round (47th overall) of the NFL Draft by Oakland (4/25/09).

GP/GS
Career (76/23) [1/1]; 2013 (15/14) [1/1]; 2012 (16/2); 2011 (13/4); 2010 (16/3); 2009 (16/0).

2013
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/21)...Played in 15 games with 14 starts and was inactive for one game...Tied for the team lead with a career-high four interceptions to go along with five passes defensed...Posted career-highs of 74 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in addition to notching one quarterback pressure...One of two players in the NFL to have at least four interceptions, three sacks and two forced fumbles...Key member of unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...Started the last 14 games at free safety after Charles Godfrey suffered a season-ending injury...Inactive with a calf injury versus Seattle (9/8)...POSTSEASON: Started at free safety in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Recorded five tackles and one pass defensed...At Arizona (10/6): Thwarted Cardinals scoring opportunity before halftime with an interception of quarterback Carson Palmer in the end zone...Takeaway resulted in a field goal...At Minnesota (10/13): Established a single-game career high with two interceptions...Picked off an overthrown pass by Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel in the first quarter and returned theft 24 yards...Snared an errant Cassel pass in the fourth quarter and returned it 38 yards...Both takeaways led to touchdowns...Sacked Cassel for a nine-yard loss...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Accounted for two forced fumbles...Jarred the ball loose from Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin to force a fumble that set up a field goal...Victimized Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens for a sack and forced fumble on the same play, which resulted in an eight-yard loss...At San Francisco (11/10): Teamed with defensive end Charles Johnson to sack 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for an eight-yard loss...Part of defense that surrendered the second fewest net passing yards in team history with 46 and equaled the second fewest passing first downs allowed with three...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/1): Intercepted a pass by Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon...Panthers converted turnover into a touchdown...Vs. New Orleans (12/22): Batted down a Hail Mary pass by Saints quarterback Drew Brees on the last play of the game to clinch the victory...At Atlanta (12/29): Blitzed Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for an eight-yard sack as part of a team-record nine-sack effort.

2012
Played in 16 games with two starts for Oakland...Produced 47 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed...Finished third on the team with eight special teams tackles...Started at strong safety versus New Orleans (11/18) and at San Diego (12/30) in place on an injured Tyvon Branch...Vs. New Orleans (11/18): Collected a career-high 11 tackles...Vs. Denver (12/6): Brought down Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for a six-yard sack.

2011
Played in 13 games with four starts for Oakland...Recorded 31 tackles, one sack, one interception and five passes defensed...Added three special teams tackles...Inactive for the first three games with a knee injury...Opened at cornerback versus Chicago (11/27) and at Kansas City (12/24) and as an extra defensive back at Miami (12/4) and at Green Bay (12/11)...Vs. New England (10/2): Sacked Patriots quarterback Tom for a loss of no yards...At Green Bay (12/11): Picked off quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the end zone to end Packers scoring threat.

2010
Played in 16 games with three starts for Oakland...Compiled 51 tackles, one interception, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Logged five special teams tackles...Started at cornerback at Arizona (9/26) and made starts at Denver (10/24) and versus Indianapolis (12/26) when the Raiders opened with six defensive backs...Vs. San Diego (10/10): Recovered a fumble by running back Mike Tolbert at Raiders one-yard line to halt potential Chargers scoring drive...At Denver (10/24): Caused a fumble by Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton to set up a touchdown...At Jacksonville (12/12): Victimized Jaguars quarterback David Garrard for first career interception, leading to a touchdown.

2009
Drafted in the second round (47th overall) by Oakland...Played in 16 games...Notched 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery...Contributed three tackles on special teams...Vs. Denver (9/27): Recovered a fumble by Broncos running back Correll Buckhalter...Vs. Washington (12/13): Gathered first career sack, dropping Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell for a 13-yard loss...Vs. Baltimore (1/3): Combined with safety Michael Huff to sack Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco for a seven-yard loss.

COLLEGE
Played in 45 games with 30 starts at Ohio...Totaled 212 tackles, three sacks, seven interceptions, 13 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries...2008 (Sr.): Started 11 games...Led the Bobcats with three interceptions and tied for second with five passes defensed...Posted 62 tackles, 0.5 sacks and two forced fumbles...2007 (Jr.): Started 11 games...Finished third on the team with 74 tackles in addition to recording 1.5 sacks...Shared the team lead with two interceptions to go along with four passes defensed...Forced one fumble and recovered a team-high four fumbles...2006 (So): Played in 14 games with eight starts...Registered 55 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, two passes defensed and one forced fumble...2005 (Fr.): Played in nine games...Notched 21 tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.

PERSONAL
Attended Highlands HS in Fort Thomas, Ky....Majored in political science at Ohio.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/21/13)....Selected in the second round (47th overall) of the NFL Draft by Oakland (4/25/09).

GP/GS
Career (76/23) [1/1]; 2013 (15/14) [1/1]; 2012 (16/2); 2011 (13/4); 2010 (16/3); 2009 (16/0).

2013
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/21)...Played in 15 games with 14 starts and was inactive for one game...Tied for the team lead with a career-high four interceptions to go along with five passes defensed...Posted career-highs of 74 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in addition to notching one quarterback pressure...One of two players in the NFL to have at least four interceptions, three sacks and two forced fumbles...Key member of unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...Started the last 14 games at free safety after Charles Godfrey suffered a season-ending injury...Inactive with a calf injury versus Seattle (9/8)...POSTSEASON: Started at free safety in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Recorded five tackles and one pass defensed...At Arizona (10/6): Thwarted Cardinals scoring opportunity before halftime with an interception of quarterback Carson Palmer in the end zone...Takeaway resulted in a field goal...At Minnesota (10/13): Established a single-game career high with two interceptions...Picked off an overthrown pass by Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel in the first quarter and returned theft 24 yards...Snared an errant Cassel pass in the fourth quarter and returned it 38 yards...Both takeaways led to touchdowns...Sacked Cassel for a nine-yard loss...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Accounted for two forced fumbles...Jarred the ball loose from Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin to force a fumble that set up a field goal...Victimized Rams quarterback Kellen Clemens for a sack and forced fumble on the same play, which resulted in an eight-yard loss...At San Francisco (11/10): Teamed with defensive end Charles Johnson to sack 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for an eight-yard loss...Part of defense that surrendered the second fewest net passing yards in team history with 46 and equaled the second fewest passing first downs allowed with three...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/1): Intercepted a pass by Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon...Panthers converted turnover into a touchdown...Vs. New Orleans (12/22): Batted down a Hail Mary pass by Saints quarterback Drew Brees on the last play of the game to clinch the victory...At Atlanta (12/29): Blitzed Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for an eight-yard sack as part of a team-record nine-sack effort.

2012
Played in 16 games with two starts for Oakland...Produced 47 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed...Finished third on the team with eight special teams tackles...Started at strong safety versus New Orleans (11/18) and at San Diego (12/30) in place on an injured Tyvon Branch...Vs. New Orleans (11/18): Collected a career-high 11 tackles...Vs. Denver (12/6): Brought down Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for a six-yard sack.

2011
Played in 13 games with four starts for Oakland...Recorded 31 tackles, one sack, one interception and five passes defensed...Added three special teams tackles...Inactive for the first three games with a knee injury...Opened at cornerback versus Chicago (11/27) and at Kansas City (12/24) and as an extra defensive back at Miami (12/4) and at Green Bay (12/11)...Vs. New England (10/2): Sacked Patriots quarterback Tom for a loss of no yards...At Green Bay (12/11): Picked off quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the end zone to end Packers scoring threat.

2010
Played in 16 games with three starts for Oakland...Compiled 51 tackles, one interception, five passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Logged five special teams tackles...Started at cornerback at Arizona (9/26) and made starts at Denver (10/24) and versus Indianapolis (12/26) when the Raiders opened with six defensive backs...Vs. San Diego (10/10): Recovered a fumble by running back Mike Tolbert at Raiders one-yard line to halt potential Chargers scoring drive...At Denver (10/24): Caused a fumble by Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton to set up a touchdown...At Jacksonville (12/12): Victimized Jaguars quarterback David Garrard for first career interception, leading to a touchdown.

2009
Drafted in the second round (47th overall) by Oakland...Played in 16 games...Notched 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one fumble recovery...Contributed three tackles on special teams...Vs. Denver (9/27): Recovered a fumble by Broncos running back Correll Buckhalter...Vs. Washington (12/13): Gathered first career sack, dropping Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell for a 13-yard loss...Vs. Baltimore (1/3): Combined with safety Michael Huff to sack Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco for a seven-yard loss.

COLLEGE
Played in 45 games with 30 starts at Ohio...Totaled 212 tackles, three sacks, seven interceptions, 13 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries...2008 (Sr.): Started 11 games...Led the Bobcats with three interceptions and tied for second with five passes defensed...Posted 62 tackles, 0.5 sacks and two forced fumbles...2007 (Jr.): Started 11 games...Finished third on the team with 74 tackles in addition to recording 1.5 sacks...Shared the team lead with two interceptions to go along with four passes defensed...Forced one fumble and recovered a team-high four fumbles...2006 (So): Played in 14 games with eight starts...Registered 55 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, two passes defensed and one forced fumble...2005 (Fr.): Played in nine games...Notched 21 tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.

PERSONAL
Attended Highlands HS in Fort Thomas, Ky....Majored in political science at Ohio.

 

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