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|Date of birth:January 1, 1971|
|Place of birth: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Date of death: April 30, 2007(aged 36)|
|Place of death: Ashburn, Virginia, U.S.|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 53|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* San Francisco 49ers ( 1994– 1997)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Kevin Danyelle Mitchell (January 1, 1971 – April 30, 2007) was an American football linebacker in the National Football League from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He played for the San Francisco 49ers, the New Orleans Saints, and the Washington Redskins.
Mitchell played college football at Syracuse University as a defensive tackle. He was the Defensive MVP of the 1993 Fiesta Bowl upset of Colorado where Mitchell had eight tackles, including six behind the line of scrimmage.
Mitchell was drafted in the 1994 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round. He won Super Bowl XXIX in his rookie season with the 49ers. He played three more seasons with the 49ers. He signed with the New Orleans Saints after the 1997 NFL season. He played with the Saints for two seasons. Mitchell joined the Washington Redskins after the 1999 NFL season and played for them until after the 2003 NFL season.
Friends and family close to Kevin Mitchell said the cause of death was related to sleep apnea.
- ↑ "Autopsy shows Mitchell died of heart attack". Archived from the original on 2007-05-04. http://web.archive.org/web/20070504025536/http://www.nfl.com/news/story/10162747. Retrieved 2007-05-02.