Jesse Mitchell

Jesse  Mitchell

Moss Point, Miss.

High School:
Moss Point

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 270




2003: Named first team All-SEC by The Associated Press ... Also garnered All-SEC accolades from the Commercial Appeal ... Received the 2003 John Howard Vaught Award of Excellence, presented to honor the senior athlete who exemplifies the qualities of dedication, scholastic ability, morale, and performance ... Appeared in all 13 games, making 11 starts at nose tackle ... Did not start but saw limited action in two games versus Alabama (10/18) and Arkansas (10/25) after undergoing a menisectomy of the lateral meniscus in his left knee on Oct. 13 ... Earned his fourth letter ... Credited with 46 hits (27 solo) ... Recorded 10.5 TFLs (-38 yards) and 2.0 QB sacks (-16 yards) ... Also recovered one fumble ... at Vanderbilt (8/30): Recorded a career-high 10 stops (four solo), including one QB sack (-7 yards) ... Also had two QB pressures and one fumble recovery ... at Memphis (9/6): Made eight tackles, including a career- high six solo, and tied a career-high with two TFLs (-8 yards) ... Also credited with one QB pressure ... at Florida (10/4): Six tackles (five solo), including 1.5 TFLs (-4 yards), and was credited with one QB pressure in the Rebels? 20-17 upset of the No. 24 Gators at ?The Swamp? ... vs. Alabama (10/18): Did not start but played in the game despite undergoing a menisectomy of the lateral meniscus in his left knee on Oct. 13 ... Was credited with one solo tackle in the 43-28 win over the Crimson Tide ... Named Quarterback Club co-Trench Player of the Week ... vs. South Carolina (11/1): Tallied four tackles (three solo) with 1.5 TFLs (-9 yards), including one sack, and was credited with two QB pressures ... Named co-Defensive Player of the Week by the Quarterback Club ... at Auburn (11/8): Registered five tackles (four solo) and tied a career high with 2.0 TFLs (-5 yards) in the 24-20 win ... Earned Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Cotton Bowl (1/2): Had one TFL for -3 yards in the Rebels? 31-28 win over Oklahoma State ... Spring 2003: Selected by his teammates as one of four permanent team captains for 2003 season along with Charlie Anderson, Chris Collins, and Eli Manning ... Selected to the 2003 preseason All-SEC first team by The Birmingham News ... Also named to the 2003 preseason All-SEC second team by The Sporting News, Street & Smith?s and Lindy?s ... Ranked the No. 12 defensive tackle in the nation by Lindy?s ... Rated the No. 5 defensive tackle in the SEC by The Sporting News ... Received 2003 J. Richard Price Courage and Compassion Award, which also included a scholarship in his name for the University of Mississippi ... Had four tackles in Red-Blue spring game, which included 2.5 TFLs for minus 10 yards and one QB sack, plus one forced fumble ... 2002: Played in all 13 games, starting 12 at nose tackle ... Did not start the Memphis contest (9/7) ... Was awarded his third letter ... 77 hits (34 solo), including 11.0 TFLs (-50 yards) and 3.0 QB sacks (-11 yards) ... Led team with 12 QB pressures ... Also had one pass deflection ... at Texas Tech (9/14): Credited with six tackles (three solo), including a half-sack for -4 yards ... Named Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week ... vs. Vanderbilt (9/21): Recorded three tackles (two solo), including one TFL for -8 yards and had two QB pressures ... vs. Florida (10/5): Tallied seven hits (four solo), with 1.0 QB sack (-1 yard), and had one QB pressure in the 17-14 upset of the No. 6 Gators ... at Alabama (10/19): Had seven tackles (five solo) and one QB sack (-2 yards) ... Selected as the Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week ... at Arkansas (10/26): Had five assisted tackles and totaled 1.0 TFLs for -2 yards ... Earned Quarterback Club Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight game ... vs. Auburn (11/2): Recorded seven tackles (one solo), including one TFL for -14 yards, and had one QB pressure ... at Georgia (11/9): Had seven tackles (three solo) to tie a career high, including one TFL (-4 yards) and had one QB pressure ... vs. Mississippi State (11/28): Recorded six hits (four solo) and tied a career-high with 2.0 TFLs (-6 yards), including a half-sack for (-4 yards) ... Also had three QB pressures and a pass deflection in the Rebels' 24-12 win over the Bulldogs ... Independence Bowl (12/27): Set a career high with nine tackles (four solo) and tid a career high with two TFLs (-8 yards) in Ole Miss' 27-23 win over Nebraska ... Spring 2002: Had three tackles for losses in Red-Blue game ... 2001: Appeared in all 11 games to earn his second letter ... Only start of the season came at right defensive tackle against Mississippi State (11/22) ... It was his first career start ... Credited with 45 tackles (23 solo) ... Tied for the team lead in tackles-for-loss with seven for -25 yards ... Ranked second on the team in QB sacks with 3.0 for -16 yards ... Also had five QB pressures ... at Auburn (9/8): Recorded seven tackles (four solo) including one TFL (-3 yards) ... vs. Georgia (11/17): Credited with six tackles and 2.0 QB sacks (-13 yards) ... at Mississippi State (11/22): Had five tackles (two solo) and tied a career high with two TFLs (-4 yards) ... 2000: Made appearances in all 12 games, including the Music City Bowl, during redshirt freshman season ... Earned his first letter ... Credited with 22 stops (eight solo), including three TFLs (-17 yards), 2.5 QB sacks (-17 yards), four QB pressures and one forced fumble during the regular season ... Recorded his first career sack with a half-sack vs. Kentucky (9/30) ... Was moved from defensive end to defensive tackle prior to spring drills ... Had four tackles in Red-Blue game ... 1999: Did not see any action and was redshirted ... HIGH SCHOOL: All-State selection who was named to the Mississippi roster of the prestigious Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game ... Was Defensive MVP in District ... The Clarion-Ledger Top 40 pick ... USA Today honorable mention All-America ... Had 93 tackles and eight QB sacks senior year ... Also caused six fumbles ... As a junior, had 101 tackles, 18 QB sacks, recovered two fumbles and caused five fumbles ... Helped lead Moss Point to a pair of state championships as team went 13-1 and 14-1 ... Three-year starter who earned three letters in football ... Coached in high school by Jerry Alexander ... PERSONAL: Son of Jesse Jr. and Sandra Mitchell ... Full name is Jesse Mitchell III ... Born: December 27, 1980 ... Brother, Kareem, played defensive tackle at LSU ... Majoring in Accountancy ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll in Fall of 1999 and Spring of 2000 ... Made 2000 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Year	G-S	UT	AT	TT	TFL-YDS	    Sacks-Yds
2000	11-0	8	14	22	3.0-17	    2.5-17
2001	11-1	23	22	45	7.0-25	    3.0-16
2002	13-12	34	43	77	11.0-50	    3.0-11
2003	13-11	27	19	46	10.5-38	    2.0-16
Totals	48-24	92	98	190	31.5-130	   10.5-60
2000	1	0	0	4	0	0
2001	0	0	0	5	0	0
2002	0	0	1	12	0	0
2003	0	1	0	7	0	0
Totals	1	1	1	28	0	0


TACKLES: 10, at Vanderbilt (8/30/2003)
SOLO TACKLES: 6, at Memphis (9/6/2003)
TFLs: 2.0, 5x, MR: at Auburn (11/8/2003)
QB SACKS: 2.0, vs. Georgia (11/17/2001)
QB PRESSURES: 3, vs. Mississippi State (11/28/2002)
FUMBLE RECOVERIES: 1, at Vanderbilt (8/30/2003)

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