Stump Mitchell
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-03-15) March 15, 1959 (age 61)
Place of birth Kingsland, Georgia
Career information
Position(s) Running back
Running backs coach
College The Citadel
NFL Draft 1981 / Round 9 / Pick 226
Playing stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a player
1981–1989 St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals
Team(s) as a coach/administrator





San Antonio Riders
(Assistant Coach)
Casa Grande HS, Arizona
(Head Coach)
Morgan State
(Assistant Head Coach)
(Offensive Coordinator)
Morgan State
(Head Coach)
Seattle Seahawks
(Running Backs Coach)
Washington Redskins
(Assistant Head Coach)
(Running Backs Coach)
Southern University
(head coach)

Lyvonia Albert "Stump" Mitchell (born March 15, 1959) is an American football coach and former running back. He is currently the head coach of the Jaguars of Southern University.[1]


Early yearsEdit

Mitchell's football career began at Camden County High School, Camden County, Georgia.

Professional playing careerEdit

Mitchell was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 9th round of the 1981 NFL Draft. A 5'9", 188 lbs. running back from The Citadel, Mitchell played his entire NFL career with the Cardinals from 1981–1989. His best year as a pro was during the 1985 season when he rushed for 1,006 yards and 7 touchdowns. As a kick returner and running back, Mitchell accumulated over 10,000 career all-purpose yards, and holds the Cardinals franchise record for all-purpose yards.

Coaching careerEdit

Mitchell served as head coach at Casa Grande Union High School in Casa Grande, Arizona from 1994 to 1995. He was the head coach at Morgan State University from 1996 to 1998, compiling a record of 8–24. He then served as the Running Backs Coach for the Seattle Seahawks from 1999–2007. He took the running backs coaching position on the Redskins staff in 2008. Mitchell accepted the head coaching position at Southern University on January 11, 2010. In 2010, Mitchell led Southern to a 2-9 record.


Mitchell is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. His nickname came from the fact that he played football with guys two to four years older than he was when he was a kid. Being from a small country town they said he was tougher than a stump. He does not have part of his ring finger missing as was previously stated.


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