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Eric Mitchell


Martinsburg, W. Va.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185



Eric  Mitchell


Defense Highlights Steele Preseason All-Patriot League Team

Fourteen Leopards awarded Preseason All-Patriot League honors


Lafayette Football Puts on Clinic For Boys and Girls Club

Student-organized event featured 10 members of team


Nine Leopards Earn All-Patriot League Football Honors

Lafayette places five on the first team and four on the second


Rivalry 153 Goes Down to the Wire

Lehigh outscores Leopards 10-0 in fourth quarter for 38-31 victory


Colgate Comes to Town on Senior Day

Lafayette vs. Colgate game notes


Lafayette at Georgetown Photo Gallery

Photos by Kenya Allen


Lafayettte vs. Bucknell

Photos by Rick Smith


Lafayette vs. Fordham

Photos by Rick Smith


Lafayette at Holy Cross

Photos by Lafayette Athletics Communications


Lafayette vs. Villanova

Photos by Rick Smith

2017: Started 10 of 11 games at cornerback...battled his way through a string of injuries to secure All-Patriot League Second-Team honors...finished with 41 tackles, including 1.5 for loss...second on the team with three interceptions and seven pass breakups...made seven tackles vs. Fordham (10/7) and eight at Harvard (10/14) in consecutive weeks...picked off two passes in a 7-0 win Georgetown (11/4) and another pass in the season-opener at Monmouth (9/2)...recovered a fumble at Lehigh (11/18) while also making five stops.

2016: Played in 11 games with seven starts at of three players to share in team rookie of the year honors...worked his way into the starting lineup by game three when he made three tackles at Princeton (9/17)...made two or more tackles in nine games...recovered a fumble against Delaware (9/10)...intercepted a pass and returned it 31 yards against Bucknell (10/22)...named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll with a 3.35 GPA.

AT MARTINSBURG: Named All-County First-Team offense and defense in his senior year (2014)...collected All-County First-Team defense and Second-Team offense honors as a junior...program was AAA champion from 2011-13...named the county track runner of the year in 2015...competed in the 100, 200 4x100 relay and 4x200 relay and holds the school record in all of the events...member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, National Arts Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Interact Club.

AT SALISBURY SCHOOL: Spent a prep year at the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Conn....helped lead team to an 8-1 record...made 13 tackles with a sack and a three interceptions...made 15 catches for 268 yards and a touchdown.

Personal: Son of Eric and Ywatta Mitchell...has an older sister, Yakiya, and a younger sister, Sophia...born 3/23/97.