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#17 Brandon Mitchell
Position: QB
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
City/State: Amite, La.
High School: Amite HS
Experience: 1 Letter
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Brandon Mitchell
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/20/2011

CAREER SUMMARY: Mitchell has appeared in 21 games with three starts. He has caught 17 passes for 272 yards, is 25-of-43 passing for 332 yards and two touchdowns and has rushed 23 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns. He moved to receiver from quarterback prior to the 2012 season.

2012: Mitchell played in eight games and made three starts in his first season at wide receiver. He caught 17 passes for 272 yards, rushed six times for 18 yards and was 2-of-8 passing for 45 yards and one touchdown. He hauled in four receptions for a career-high 122 yards, including a career-long 40 yarder, in the season-opening 49-24 win vs. Jacksonville State. He rushed six times for 18 yards, caught one five-yard pass and completed one 19-yard pass vs. No. 1 Alabama. He caught four passes for 42 yards vs. Rutgers and made four catches again the next week totaling 33 yards at Texas A&M. He was 1-of-1 passing for 26 yards and one touchdown in a 24-7 win at Auburn. He caught two passes for 55 yards in the 49-7 victory vs. Kentucky. After missing the next four games, he returned to make two catches for 15 yards vs. No. 8 LSU.

2011: He saw action in nine games and was 22-of-32 passing for 271 yards and two touchdowns with one interception and rushed 15 times for 58 yards and two touchdowns. He completed a career-high 10 passes on 11 attempts for 104 yards and one touchdown and rushed three times for five yards in the season-opening 51-7 win vs. Missouri State. The next week, he attempted a career-high 13 passes and completed eight for a career-high 114 yards, including a career-long 54 yarder, and one touchdown while rushing five times for a career-high 59 yards and one touchdown in a 52-3 victory vs. New Mexico. He rushed one time but did not attempt any passes in the 38-28 win vs. Troy. At No. 3 Alabama, he was 2-of-5 passing for 24 yards and rushed three times. He rushed one time for a four-yard touchdown in the 31-28 victory at Vanderbilt. He attempted one pass in a 44-28 win vs. No. 10 South Carolina. He was 1-of-1 passing for 21 yards in the 49-7 win vs. Tennessee and 1-of-1 passing for eight yards with one seven-yard rush in the 44-17 victory vs. Mississippi State. At No. 1 LSU, he rushed one time and did not record a pass attempt.

2010: He appeared in four games for the Razorbacks. In the season-opening 44-3 win vs. Tennessee Tech, Mitchell was 1-for-3 passing for 16 yards and also rushed twice with a long run of five yards. He saw action in the final three games of the season, at No. 22 Mississippi State, vs. No. 6 LSU and the Allstate Sugar Bowl vs. No. 6 Ohio State, as part of Arkansas' kickoff coverage and kickoff return units.

2009: He redshirted and practiced with the scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL: He was 101-of-150 for 1,888 yards and had 25 touchdowns while throwing only five interceptions as a senior at Amite High School for coach Alden Foster. Rivals.com listed him as the No. 53 athlete in the country and Scout.com ranked him as the No. 80 quarterback. He also rushed 98 times for 789 yards and 14 touchdowns. As a junior, he threw for more than 2,500 yards and 27 touchdowns with only two interceptions. Mitchell, who had a 42-inch vertical leap, also played basketball and averaged 25 points and eight rebounds a game. He was ranked the No. 53 best athlete nationally by Rivals.com. He chose Arkansas over LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State and Tulsa.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 18, 1991, he is the son of Bobby and Margaret Mitchell. He is majoring in recreation and sport management.

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