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Elijah Mitchell
Elijah  Mitchell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Corona, Calif.

High School:
Roosevelt HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 180

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
3V


12/10/2016

24 Wolf Pack student-athletes receive degrees today

Two former student-athletes return to finish their studies.

11/19/2016

Gangi's TD completes comeback; Nevada tops Utah State 38-37

04/14/2015

Halfway through spring, Pack is making progress

Saturday's practice will be held at Douglas High School in Minden

09/28/2013

Fajardo Leads Fourth Quarter Comeback

Nevada erases 12-point deficit to win 45-42 over Air Force.

08/31/2013

Wolf Pack falls to No. 21 UCLA , 58-20

UCLA 58, Nevada 20

09/10/2016

Notre Dame 39, Nevada 10

The Wolf Pack fall to Notre Dame, on September 10, 2016.

12/29/2015

Nevada Wins Arizona Bowl, Edges Colorado St. 28-23

The Wolf Pack emerged victorious in a hotly contested, back-and-forth game.

09/26/2015

Nevada vs. Buffalo, 24-21

NCAA Football: Nevada squares off against Buffalo at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

09/19/2015

Texas A&M 44, Nevada 27

Nevada falls 44-27 at Texas A&M.

10/19/2013

Nevada @ Boise State

Nevada @ Boise State

NEVADA
SENIOR (2016) – Finished his career third in Nevada history in career kickoff return yards, adding 508 his senior year to finish with 1,512 … His long return of the season came in at 52 yards at Hawai’i on Oct. 1 …Returned a season-high 116 yards against Utah State (11/19) … Finished the season with 39 tackles … Recorded an interception in the end zone at New Mexico (11/5) … Broke up a total of seven passes on the season … Also recovered a fumble against Utah State … Started in 11 games after missing the season opener with an injury … Pack’s special teams player of the week following the Utah State game … Letter winner.

JUNIOR (2015) - Started in all 13 games at cornerback and was Nevada’s primary kick returner … Was one of two defensive players to start in every game … Registered 36 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one interception and five pass breakups … Returned 25 kicks for 661 yards and a 26.4 average per return … Tallied a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Nevada’s victory in the 2015 Arizona Bowl, which marked the Wolf Pack’s first kick return for a touchdown since 1998 … Set career-high marks in Nevada’s bowl victory with five kick returns for 182 yards and one score … Ranked third in the Mountain West and 22nd in the nation with 26.4 yards per kickoff return … Tallied an interception in Nevada’s win over Hawai’i … Set a season-high with five tackles against Pac-12 foe Arizona … Registered a tackle for loss against UNLV and Fresno State … His 661 kickoff return yards ranked seventh for a single season in program history, while his 25 returns ranked ninth … Letter winner.

SOPHOMORE (2014) - Played in all 13 games after developing into a weapon on special teams while seeing time in the defensive backfield … Returned 11 kickoffs for 273 yards … His 24.8 yard kickoff return average would rank third in the Mountain West and 29th in the nation if it met the minimum qualification … Posted 12 tackles and one pass breakup … Logged a career-best 10 tackles in Nevada’s comeback victory at BYU … 6-of-11 kickoff returns went for 20 yards or longer, including a career-best 46-yard return in Nevada’s conference win at Hawai’i … Letter winner.

FRESHMAN (2013) - Joined the team as a true freshman and earned immediate playing time … Saw action in 11 games with three starts … Was credited with 21 tackles on the year and also broke up two passes … Was one of five true freshmen who saw playing time in 2013 … Had five tackles against Florida State and then set a career high with seven stops against Fresno State … Letter winner.

HIGH SCHOOL - A graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Corona, Calif. … Participant, 2012 Inland Empire vs. San Bernardino County All-Star Game … All Big VIII in 2010, 2011 and 2012 … Had seven total interceptions as a defensive back … Was a threat as a kick returner as well, with two touchdowns via returns in three seasons.

PERSONAL - Born March 31, 1995 … Son of Mario Mitchell and Gwen Church … Is a pre-business major … Would like to play in the NFL or pursue a graduate degree after his time at Nevada is done … Was a California state finalist in the 200-meter dash … Enjoys going to the movies and spending time with his friends when he is off the field.

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