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Team

Earl Mitchell
NT #92
Height:
6-3
Weight:
300
College:
Arizona
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 63 134 81 53 3.5 0 4 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 HOU 16 48 30 18 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 HOU 16 31 19 12 0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2011 HOU 16 27 14 13 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 15 28 18 10 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 63 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 HOU 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 HOU 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 HOU 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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TWITTER: @EarlMitchell92

TRANSACTIONS:Selected by the Houston Texans in the third round (81st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft...signed by Texans on June 10, 2010.

CAREER:
Has played in 47-of-48 games since being drafted in 2010 and has made 104 tackles, including 55 solos, along with 2.0 career sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery

2012 (Houston 16/3):
Played in every game for the second consecutve season
Assisted on two tackles in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9)
Made two solo tackles at Jacksonville (9/16)
Made three tackles (two solo) and knocked down two passes at the line at Denver (9/23)
Had three tackles (two solo) vs. Tennessee (9/30)
Made three tackles (one solo) at the New York Jets (10/8)
Recorded a career-high seven tackles (four solo) vs. Green Bay (10/14)
Made four tackles (one solo) vs. Baltimore (10/21)
Assisted on two tackles vs. Buffalo (11/4)
Made his first career start and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Chicago (11/11)
Collected one tackle vs. Jacksonville (11/18)
Recorded five tackles (one solo) at Detroit (11/22)
Had a pass defensed and assisted on a tackle at Tennessee (12/2)
Registered six tackles (three solo) and his first career forced fumble at New England (12/10)
Made four tackles (one solo) vs. Indianapolis (12/16)
Tallied three tackles (two solo) at Indianapolis (12/30)
Made four tackles in AFC Divisional Playoff at New England (1/13/13)

TWITTER: @EarlMitchell92

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Houston Texans in the third round (81st overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft...signed by Texans on June 10, 2010.

CAREER:
Has played in 47-of-48 games since being drafted in 2010 and has made 104 tackles, including 55 solos, along with 2.0 career sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery

2012 (Houston 16/3):
Played in every game for the second consecutve season
Assisted on two tackles in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9)
Made two solo tackles at Jacksonville (9/16)
Made three tackles (two solo) and knocked down two passes at the line at Denver (9/23)
Had three tackles (two solo) vs. Tennessee (9/30)
Made three tackles (one solo) at the New York Jets (10/8)
Recorded a career-high seven tackles (four solo) vs. Green Bay (10/14)
Made four tackles (one solo) vs. Baltimore (10/21)
Assisted on two tackles vs. Buffalo (11/4)
Made his first career start and recorded four tackles (three solo) at Chicago (11/11)
Collected one tackle vs. Jacksonville (11/18)
Recorded five tackles (one solo) at Detroit (11/22)
Had a pass defensed and assisted on a tackle at Tennessee (12/2)
Registered six tackles (three solo) and his first career forced fumble at New England (12/10)
Made four tackles (one solo) vs. Indianapolis (12/16)
Tallied three tackles (two solo) at Indianapolis (12/30)
Made four tackles in AFC Divisional Playoff at New England (1/13/13)

2011 (Houston 16/0):
Recorded a career-high 27 tackles and had one sack
Made two tackles (one solo) at Miami (9/18)
Recovered a fumble on special teams vs. Pittsburgh (10/2)
Made two tackles (one solo) vs. Oakland (10/9)
Made three solo tackles vs. Cleveland (11/6)
Recorded his first sack of the season as part of a five-tackle (three solo) day vs. Carolina (12/18)
Assisted on four tackles at Indianapolis (12/22)
Had a career-high six tackles, including five solo stops, and one pass defensed in the season finale vs. Tennessee (1/1/12)
Made his postseason debut and finished with four tackles (three solo), a sack for a loss of 9 yards and a pass defensed in AFC Wild Card playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
Contributed on one assisted tackle in AFC Divisional playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

2010 (Houston 15/0):
Saw action at defensive tackle in 15 games as a rookie and made 26 tackles (16 solo) including one sack
Made his professional debut vs. Indianapolis (9/12)
Had five tackles (one solo) vs. the New York Giants (10/10)
Made four tackles (three solo) vs. Baltimore (12/13)
Recorded his first career sack for an 8-yard loss at Tennessee (12/19)

COLLEGE:
Played in 49 games with 37 starts for Arizona, starting 12-of-24 games at tight end/H-back, and all 25 games at defensive tackle
On defense, he recorded 88 tackles (50 solos) with eight sacks for minus-42 yards, 18 stops for losses totaling 60 yards and one quarterback pressure
Also caused one fumble, deflected two passes, and blocked one punt and on offense, he caught 14 passes for 174 yards (12.4 avg) and two touchdowns
All-Pac 10 Conference second-team selection by the league’s coaches and named to the preseason watch list for the Lombardi Award
The defensive co-captain started 12 games and led Arizona defensive linemen with 48 tackles (34 solos) and earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors vs. USC
Shifted to the defensive side of the ball for his junior season, starting all 13 games at left defensive tackle and finished with 40 tackles (16 solos), 1.5 sacks for minus-10 yards, 5.5 stops for losses of 14 yards and a pass deflection
Played in 12 games in 2007 at fullback and H-Back and caught five passes for 38 yards and a TD, adding an eight-yard kick return vs. UCLA
Started seven games in 2006 at fullbackwhile seeing action in all 12 games as a true freshman and rushed four times for seven yards and caught nine passes for 136 yards

PERSONAL:
Interdisciplinary studies major
Resides in Houston, Texas
Attended North Shore (Galena Park, Texas) High School
Earned first-team All-District 23-5A honors, as well as SuperPrep All-Midlands and All-Southwest
As a senior, helped his team to an 11-1 record, with their only loss coming in the area playoffs
Rated the ninth-best tight end by Texas High School Football
Listed as a Houston Chronicle Top 5 area receivers recruit, one of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Top 10 tight ends, and a Dallas Morning News State 100 selection
Earned postseason Texas 100 honors from Rivals.com, as that recruiting service gave him a three-star rating

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