Elijah Mitchell
Elijah  Mitchell


Corona, Calif.

High School:
Roosevelt HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 180

Defensive Back



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


Halfway through spring, Pack is making progress

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


Fajardo Leads Fourth Quarter Comeback

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


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

UCLA 58, Nevada 20


Notre Dame 39, Nevada 10

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


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

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


Nevada vs. Buffalo, 24-21

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


Texas A&M 44, Nevada 27

Nevada falls 44-27 at Texas A&M.


Nevada @ Boise State

Nevada @ Boise State

Senior (2016): Enters his senior season as a Paul Hornung Award candidate as a returning starter at cornerback and kick returner … Boasts 40 career kick returns for 1,004 yards, ranking seventh in program history in career kick return yards and eighth in career kick returns … Also boasts 69 career tackles.

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.

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 freshman who saw playing time in 2013 ... Had five tackles against eventual national champions Florida State and then set a career high with seven stops at Fresno State.

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.

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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