- For the defensive lineman, see Jim Mitchell (defensive lineman).
James Robert "Jim" Mitchell (October 19, 1947 – October 20, 2007) was a professional American football player. A 6'2", 234 lbs. tight end from Prairie View A&M University, Mitchell played 11 seasons from 1969-1979 for the Atlanta Falcons and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1969 and 1972 seasons. After leaving the NFL, Jim Mitchell coached football at Morehouse College and Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, supporting the tradition of football at historically black colleges and universities. Jim Mitchell has three sons and a daughter: Damian Mitchell, Brandon Hodges, a football player at Bethune-Cookman University who has a major in Pre-med Chemistry, Davin Mitchell, a Duke University trained anesthesiologist and Chanee Lee, a N.C Central graduate with a masters in Business. And two grandchildren: Justin Mitchell who is a scholar at Lakeside High School in Atlanta, GA. And Jordan Mitchell.