Bulldawgs Countdown to Kickoff 2015 – No 26

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Bulldawgs Countdown to Kickoff 2015 – No 26

Bulldawgs countdown to kickoff 2015 - number 26 - Malcolm Mitchell. Photo by Rob Saye. Edit by Bob Miller.
Photo by Rob Saye. Edit by Bob Miller.
[su_spacer size=”20″] Bulldawg Illustrated is counting down the days till the Dawgs kickoff their college football season in Bulldawgs Countdown to Kickoff 2015, and we are down to number 26 Malcolm Mitchell.

[su_spacer size=”20″] Malcolm Mitchell burst onto the field for the Dawgs as a freshman wide receiver back in 2011 finishing second on the team in both receptions and receiving yards behind Tavarress King with 45 for 665 yards and 4 touchdowns, which earned him a spot on the SEC Coaches All-SEC Freshman team. Mitchell came to UGA as a member of the 2011 recruiting class after graduating from Valdosta high school out of Valdosta, GA where he played varsity football for coach Rance Gillespie.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Mitchell’s sophomore campaign in 2012 started off on defense at CB due to depth in the secondary as a result of injuries and suspensions, but he found himself back on offense at receiver after the fourth game of the season. He finished the season with 40 catches for 572 yards and 4 touchdowns.
[su_spacer size=”40″] With Tavarress King graduating, Malcolm Mitchell was poised to have a big year as one of the two starting receivers and a senior QB, Aaron Murray throwing him ropes. However, it was not meant to be as the junior would tear his ACL in the first game of the season versus Clemson in the first quarter celebrating with team mate Todd Gurley after a Georgia score. He was able to redshirt to preserve his eligibility.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Last year, the fourth year junior had a successful return from his knee injury playing in 8 games and starting 3 producing 31 receptions for 248 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mitchell decided to return for his senior season to finish out his collegiate career with the Dawgs. Mitchell is more than just a football player though.
[su_spacer size=”40″] UGA Football: Malcolm Mitchell Book Club: 2014[su_spacer size=”40″] Malcolm Mitchell is a proponent of reading and helping both children and adults to learn to read and to read better. He has even written a children’s book called The Magician’s Hat. Malcolm has a website called Readwithmalcolm.com, and you can follow him on twitter at @ReadWithMalcolm. [su_spacer size=”40″] Home
[su_spacer size=”40″] What does 2015 hold for the fifth year senior receiver? Mitchell is back to full speed and ready to take on the grueling SEC schedule. He will be a vital cog for the Dawgs in the receiving corps and a valued senior leader as well.
[su_spacer size=”40″] Malcolm Mitchell Bio – Georgia Official Athletic Site

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The University of Georgia 1991-1994. Lanier Tech 2009-2012. Writer and graphic artist covering UGA athletics, college football, and recruiting. Peach cobbler fears me!