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#85 Derrick Mitchell, Jr.

Height 6-1
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown St. Louis, Mo.
High School Vashon

Hawk-Item – – Moved from wide receiver to running back during 2015 spring practice.

2015 – – Saw action in 11 games . . . rushed 25 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns, along with 15 receptions for 141 yards . . . did not see action in 31-14 win over Illinois State after missing portions of preseason camp due to injury . . . did not see action in 31-17 win at Iowa State . . . saw action on special teams in 27-24 win over Pitt . . . saw action in 62-16 win over North Texas . . . seven rushing attempts for 52 yards vs. North Texas, with a long of 45 yards . . . did not see action in 10-6 win at Wisconsin due to injury . . . saw action in 29-20 win over Illinois, with one pass reception for four yards as offense rushed for 278 yards and gained 478 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win at Northwestern as offense rushed for 294 yards and gained 492 yards total offense . . . rushed 10 times for 79 yards and one touchdown at Northwestern, scoring on a 13-yard run . . . also collected three receptions for 43 yards . . . saw action in 31-15 win over Maryland, with two receptions for 24 yards and one rushing attempt for two yards . . . only rushing attempt was a two-yard touchdown . . . saw action in 35-27 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 234 yards and gained 467 yards total offense . . . two rushing attempts for two yards and one reception for eight yards at Indiana . . . saw action in 40-35 win over Minnesota, recording one reception for 12 yards as offense rushed for 272 yards and gained 506 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-20 win over Purdue, recording one pass reception for eight yards . . . saw action in 28-20 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 16-13 loss to Michgan State . . . four rushing attempts for 24 yards and two receptions for one yard vs. MSU . . . saw action in 45-16 Rose Bowl loss to Stanford . . . career-best four receptions for 41 yards vs. Stanford, along with one rushing attempt for three yards.

2014 – – Saw first career action in 48-7 win over Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 30-14 win at Illinois, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action on special teams in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee, but had no statistics.

2013 – – Redshirted.

High school honors – –Selected to compete in Illinois vs. Missouri all-star game . . . third team all-state as a senior . . . first team all-conference and conference Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior . . . Career – – Played wide receiver, defensive back, quarterback and running back . . . helped prep team advance to state playoffs as a senior . . . totaled 712 rushing yards, 468 passing yards and 205 yards on KO returns while scoring 14 touchdowns as a senior . . . scored 17 touchdowns as a junior, with 518 rushing yards, 277 receiving yards and 302 yards on KO returns . . . collected 39 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery as a junior . . . as a sophomore had 17 receptions for 338 yards, while collecting 31 tackles on defense . . . football team captain as a junior and senior . . . also competed on varsity teams in basketball, baseball and track as sophomore, junior and senior.

Personal – – Born 8/18/95 . . . open major . . . father is Derrick Mitchell, Sr. . . . member of Honor Roll all four years as a prep . . . one of four players from St. Louis on the Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Reginald Ferguson.