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Princeton Football BIO
1 Elijah Mitchell

At Princeton — 2013: had one of the biggest plays of Princeton's Ivy League championship season, returning an interception 59 yards for a touchdown … ranked sixth in the Ivy League with 5.5 sacks … recorded at least one sack in each of the last four games … recorded 13 tackles, including 10 solo stops … helped Princeton rank in the national Top 15 in sacks (third), turnover margin (fourth), first down defense (fourth) and third down conversion percentage (13th) … had two quarterback hurries in win over Columbia. 2012: played in the linebacker rotation and recorded eight tackles, including three for losses … had two sacks in the fourth quarter of a victory at Columbia … added a tackle for loss against Penn … had five games with at least one tackle. 2011: made nine tackles, including five solo stops … had season-high four tackles at Brown as a replacement for injured linebacker Andrew Starks … made two tackles, including one for a loss, at Hampton … recovered a fumble against Yale.

At Desert Oasis — earned second-team all-state honors as a free safety … earned first-team all-region and first-team all-conference honors … second-team all-region offensive selection … played multiple positions, including quarterback, running back, linebacker, tight end and defensive lineman … helped team to postseason … served as captain for football, basketball and track & field teams.

Personal — both April 15, 1993 … son of Ron and Towanda Mitchell … father is self-emplyed; mother is a homemaker … has an older sister Brittany and two younger brothers, Jamil and Emmanual … enjoys music and video games … interested in engineering.

Year Tackles (s/a) TFL Sks FF/FR INT BrUp
2011 9 (5/4) .5-2 0 0/1 0 0
2012 8 (4/4) 3-19 2-17 0/0 0 0
2013 13 (10/3) 5.5-34 5.5-34 2/0 1-59 0
Totals 30 (19/11) 9/55 7.5/51 2/1 1-59 0
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230
Year: Senior
City/State: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Desert Oasis
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