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Jim Mitchell

James Robert Mitchell

Position: TE
Height: 6-1    Weight: 234 lbs.

Born: October 19, 1947 in Shelbyville, TN
Died: October 20, 2007 in Shelbyville, TN
High School: Harris
College: Prairie View
Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 4th round (81st overall) of the 1969 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 38 (2410th overall since 1950)
2-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #1392. Dave Parks… #1393. Sammy Knight… #1394. John Schmitt… #1395. JIM MITCHELL… #1396. Neal Olkewicz… #1397. Bernie Casey… #1398. Ben Williams… 

Receiving & Rushing

Games Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1969* 22 ATL TE 86 14 22 339 15.4 4 42 1.6 24.2 5 77 0 40 15.4 5.5 0.4 416 4 1 5
1970 23 ATL TE 86 14 14 44 650 14.8 6 51 3.1 46.4 5 23 1 12 4.6 1.6 0.4 673 7 0 6
1971 24 ATL TE 86 13 13 33 593 18.0 5 43 2.5 45.6 4 25 0 24 6.3 1.9 0.3 618 5 3 8
1972* 25 ATL TE 86 14 14 28 470 16.8 4 40 2.0 33.6 2 19 0 18 9.5 1.4 0.1 489 4 0 6
1973 26 ATL TE 86 14 14 32 420 13.1 0 50 2.3 30.0 5 34 0 13 6.8 2.4 0.4 454 0 0 6
1974 27 ATL TE 86 14 14 30 479 16.0 1 52 2.1 34.2 3 21 0 15 7.0 1.5 0.2 500 1 1 2
1975 28 ATL TE 86 14 14 34 536 15.8 4 32 2.4 38.3 536 4 0 5
1976 29 ATL TE 86 14 14 17 209 12.3 0 39 1.2 14.9 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.4 0.1 203 0 0 2
1977 30 ATL TE 86 12 12 17 178 10.5 0 17 1.4 14.8 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.5 0.1 172 0 0 2
1978 31 ATL TE 86 16 16 32 366 11.4 2 24 2.0 22.9 366 2 2 3
1979 32 ATL TE 86 16 16 16 118 7.4 2 14 1.0 7.4 118 2 0 1
Career 155 141 305 4358 14.3 28 52 2.0 28.1 26 187 1 40 7.2 1.2 0.2 4545 29 7 46

Playoffs Receiving & Rushing

Games Receiving Rushing
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1978 31 ATL TE 2 2 3 35 11.7 1 19 1.5 17.5 35 1 0
Career 2 2 3 35 11.7 1 19 1.5 17.5 35 1 0

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1969* 22 ATL TE 86 14 0 1 0 0 0
1971 24 ATL TE 86 13 13 0 3 1 55 1
1972* 25 ATL TE 86 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
1973 26 ATL TE 86 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
1974 27 ATL TE 86 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
1975 28 ATL TE 86 14 14 0 0 1 50 1
1978 31 ATL TE 86 16 16 0 2 1 10 0
Career 155 141 0 7 5 115 2

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1978 31 ATL TE 86 16 16 1 14 0 14 14.0 380
Career 155 141 1 14 0 14 14.0 4559

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1969* 22 ATL TE 86 14 4 4 24
1970 23 ATL TE 86 14 14 1 6 7 42
1971 24 ATL TE 86 13 13 5 1 6 36
1972* 25 ATL TE 86 14 14 4 4 24
1974 27 ATL TE 86 14 14 1 1 6
1975 28 ATL TE 86 14 14 4 1 5 30
1978 31 ATL TE 86 16 16 2 2 12
1979 32 ATL TE 86 16 16 2 2 12
Career 155 141 1 28 2 31 186

Playoffs Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1978 31 ATL TE 1 1 1 1 6
Career 2 2 1 1 6

Similar Players

NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Jackie Smith*, Tony Gonzalez, Jeremy Shockey, Ozzie Newsome*, Keith Jackson, Fred Arbanas, Dan Ross, Pete Lammons, Jason Witten, Owen Daniels
4 Keith Jackson, Jim Whalen, Russ Francis, Jackie Smith*, Randy McMichael, Pete Lammons, Alge Crumpler, Ozzie Newsome*, Billy Joe DuPree, Owen Daniels
5 Keith Jackson, Dallas Clark, Russ Francis, Randy McMichael, Billy Joe DuPree, Jim Whalen, Owen Daniels, Heath Miller, Fred Arbanas, Ozzie Newsome*
6 Russ Francis, Owen Daniels, Jim Whalen, Billy Joe DuPree, Raymond Chester, Eric Green, Heath Miller, Randy McMichael, Keith Jackson, Ken Dilger
7 Owen Daniels, Russ Francis, Heath Miller, Jim Whalen, Billy Joe DuPree, Greg Olsen, Ken Dilger, Paul Coffman, Chris Cooley, Zach Miller
8 Owen Daniels, Eric Green, Billy Joe DuPree, Russ Francis, Paul Coffman, Todd Heap, Jim Whalen, Ken Dilger, Heath Miller, Randy McMichael
9 Jimmie Giles, Billy Joe DuPree, Owen Daniels, Eric Green, Steve Jordan, Rodney Holman, Todd Heap, Paul Coffman, Ken Dilger, Randy McMichael
10 Jimmie Giles, Billy Joe DuPree, Owen Daniels, Jay Novacek, Eric Green, Russ Francis, Ken Dilger, Randy McMichael, Rodney Holman, Paul Coffman
11 Jimmie Giles, Billy Joe DuPree, Owen Daniels, Rodney Holman, Eric Green, Ken Dilger, Russ Francis, Randy McMichael, Paul Coffman, Ben Watson
Career Billy Joe DuPree, Owen Daniels, Rodney Holman, Eric Green, Ken Dilger, Randy McMichael, Jimmie Giles, Paul Coffman, Ben Watson, Todd Heap

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 23 14 TE 109 55 2 26
1971 24 13 TE 92 45 3 24
1972 25 14 TE 73 20 8 52
1973 26 14 TE 45 15
1974 27 14 TE 56 13
1975 28 14 TE 78 20 4 49
1976 29 14 TE 20 32
1977 30 12 TE 17 35
1978 31 16 TE 49 20
1979 32 16 TE 24 36
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