Career: Played in 12 career games ... Slowed by injuries the last couple years of his career.
Graduate student ... Former walk-on who earned a scholarship in September 2009 ... Injury kept him sidelined much of the season ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2007: Played in eight games ... Named team's offensive practice player of the week vs. Minnesota.
2006: Saw action in two games (Aug. 31 at Miami (Ohio) and Oct. 7 at Wisconsin) ... Named team's offensive practice player of the week vs. New Hampshire.
2005: Did not see action ... NU's offensive practice player of the week vs. Arizona State.
High School: Lettered in three sports (football, basketball and baseball) at Niles' Notre Dame High for Boys ... Team captain for football and baseball ... Earned three letters as a quarterback ... Named team's Offensive Back of the Year ... Completed 156-of-216 passes (72 percent) for 1,132 yards and 11 TD's in 2004 ... Also ran for 549 yards and three TD's in 2004 ... IHSA Scholar-Athlete ... Helped lead the Dons to the state playoffs in football ... An all-East Suburban Catholic Conference and all-region (Pioneer Press) baseball selection ... Team won the Class AA state baseball title in 2004 and won the East Suburban Catholic Conference crown in 2005 ... Played against fellow NU freshmen Chris Jeske and Kevin Frymire ... Illinois State Scholar, National Achievement Scholar, National Honor Society, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh Scholar ... Summa cum laude all eight semesters ... Recipient of Notre Dame's Presidential Award for Academic Excellence ... Coached by Mike Hennessey.
Personal: Born Kevin Leon Mitchell ... Son of Leon and Susan Mitchell ... Father, Leon, is a member of UW-Green Bay's Basketball Hall of Fame ... Graduated in June 2009 with a degree in communication studies ... Enrolled in graduate school (sports administration).
The Kevin Mitchell File
Q: Name five favorite songs (and artist) on your I-Pod:
A: 1. Forever (Chris Brown) 2. Flashing Lights (Kanye West) 3. Paris, Tokyo (Lupe Fiasco) 4. World Hold On (Bob Sinclair) 5. In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
Q: If you could dine with anyone from any period in history, who would it be?
A: Roberto Clemente
Q: What is the greatest lesson in life that you have learned?
A: Never lose your self confidence
Q: A song that best describes you?
A: The World is Yours- Nas
Q: Something people would be surprised to know about me is:
A: My infamous nickname
Q: My favorite place to visit is:
Q: Facebook or Twitter?
A: What is Twitter?
Q: Which current NU football player is the biggest jokester on the team?
A: I'd like to say Quentin Davie, but I'm going to go ahead and vote for myself
Q: My favorite thing about NU is:
A: The people
Q: Describe Coach Fitzgerald in five words or less:
A: Bleeds Purple
Q: Most humbling experience:
A: My countless medical procedures
Q: The best book I ever read:
A: My playbook
Q: The person that inspires me most:
A: My father
Q: If you could have a starring role in any film already made, which movie would you pick?
A: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Obviously re-named K-Mitch's Day Off)
Q: My favorite food is:
Q: My favorite thing about playing at Ryan Field is:
A: It's really close to home, so my family can come to every game
Q: My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be:
A: Being in on the play where our QB takes a knee to beat Wisconsin for a Big Ten Championship
Q: My favorite television show is:
Q: If I were not playing football, I would be:
A: Playing baseball
Q: The three words that describe me are:
A: Down for whatever
Mitchell's Career Stats
2005................ 0 No other statistics
2006................ 2 No other statistics
2007................ 8 No other statistics
2008................ 0 No other statistics
2009................ 2 No other statistics
TOTAL............... 12 No other statistics