Defensive End • 6-5, 260
Louisville, MS (Louisville HS)
A four-time letterwinner...Played in 40 regular season games with five starts for 957 plays...Also played in 1997 Sugar Bowl, 1998 Citrus Bowl, 1999 Orange Bowl and started 2000 Citrus Bowl...Registered 67 career tackles and made 21.5 "Big Plays" (6.5 QB sacks, five TBL (-11), one PD, one FF and eight FH)...1999 -The top backup at one defensive end spot...Received UF's Fifth-Year Team Player Award on defense...Played in 10 of 12 games (missed the first two games against Western Michigan and UCF due to a suspension) with one start (vs. Alabama in the SEC Championship Game) for 261 plays...Also started Citrus Bowl...17 tackles and five "Big Plays" (two TBL (-7), two QB sack (-14)) and one FF for the season...Three tackles and one "Big Play" (one TBL (-3)) vs. Kentucky...Two tackles vs. Georgia...One tackle and one "Big Play" (one TBL (-4)) vs. Vanderbilt...Four tackles and one "Big Play" (one QB sack (-6)) vs. South Carolina...Three tackles and two "Big Plays" (one QB sack (-8) and one FF) in first start of the season vs. Alabama (SEC Championship)...Co-recipient (along with Marquand Manuel) of the defensive unit's Most Inspirational Award during spring drills...1998 - Played in nine of 11 regular season games (all but The Citadel and Tennessee) with one start (South Carolina) for 223 plays... Also played in Orange Bowl... Was the top backup to Willie Cohens at right end... 20 tackles, three forced QB hurries and 4.5 TTFL (-14)... Missed the season opener due to a violation of athletic department policy... Two tackles and 0.5 QB sack (-5) vs. LSU... Three tackles and one TBL (-1) vs. Georgia... Four tackles and one QB sack (-5) vs. Vanderbilt...Five tackles, one TBL (-1) and one forced quarterback hurry in first start of year vs. South Carolina... Was a co- recipient of the defensive unit's Everyday Effort Award during spring... 1997 - Played in 10 of 11 games (all but Southern Mississippi) for 85 plays... Also played in Citrus Bowl... Three tackles on the year... Missed the season opener due to a suspension... Returned vs. Central Michigan and made one tackle... One tackle vs. Vanderbilt and South Carolina... Missed all of spring drills with a left foot injury... 1996 - Played in 11 of 12 games (all but Tennessee) with three starts (Georgia, Vanderbilt, FSU) at defensive end... Also played in Sugar Bowl... 26 tackles and nine "Big Plays" (3.0 QB sacks, one PD and five FH)... 355 plays ranked fourth-best on defensive line unit... Two tackles and .5 QB sack (-4) vs. SW Louisiana... Five tackles and a QB sack (-6) vs. Kentucky...Four "Big Plays" (two FH, one QB sack (-3) and one PD) vs. Auburn... Made six tackles and one QB sack in first career start versus Georgia...Four tackles vs. Vanderbilt in start... Three tackles and two forced QB hurries vs. South Carolina... 1995 - Was redshirted and did not see any game action... Worked primarily with the scout team at defensive end... Prep - Ranked among the country's top prep defensive linemen... Ranked among the top eight defensive end prospects in the country by National Recruiting Advisor and among the top 20 defensive end prospects in the nation by National Bluechip Recruiting Service... Received prep All-America honors from BlueChip Illustrated, which ranked him among the top 15 defensive linemen in the southeast... Honorable mention All-America honors by USA Today... First-team All-State in Mississippi...Collected 130 tackles with 10 QB sacks and five fumble recoveries in 1994 as a senior... Selected to play in Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game... High school coach was Lynn Moore... Also visited Tennessee and Texas during the recruiting process... Member of 1993 state championship team... Personal - Born Anthony Duvone Mitchell on October 26, 1976... Parent - Otis Mitchell, Sr... Enjoys hunting and fishing... Major - Public Recreation.