July 27, 2001 |
Former UCLA receiver Freddie Mitchell signed a five-year deal Thursday with the Philadelphia Eagles, hours before training camp began. "It's a big load off my shoulders," said Mitchell, the No. 25 pick whose deal reportedly is worth more than $5 million. "I was worried because [negotiations] were going so late, and it's critical for me to be at camp."
January 29, 2005 |
Freddie Mitchell's big mouth struck again. Philadelphia's other loquacious receiver -- the one without the Pro Bowl pedigree and ankle injury -- offended some members of the New England Patriots when he dissed the team's secondary in a television interview. Mitchell, a starter only because All-Pro Terrell Owens is hurt, said he just knew the numbers -- not the names -- of New England's cornerbacks. He singled out Rodney Harrison, saying he "has something" for the veteran strong safety.
December 10, 2000 |
Freddie Mitchell said he was "shocked" to lose the Biletnikoff Award, presented to the top receiver in college football, to Antonio Bryant of Pittsburgh. Mitchell caught 68 passes for a school-record 1,314 yards. Bryant caught 62 passes for 1,154 yards. "He's a great receiver, and I'm not trying to belittle him," Mitchell said Saturday after returning from the award presentation. "But I haven't seen any of Pitt's highlights on ESPN. It's crazy.
October 16, 1997 |
He had been watching UCLA practice since two-a-day drills in August, but always from the outside while he pondered a way to remedy his academic and athletic future. A week ago, Freddie Mitchell became an eligible freshman and got a look inside. "College is different from what I thought it would be," he said Wednesday. "The plays are more sophisticated. Myself, I have no doubt about my ability to play in college. I knew I had college ability in high school, but there's a lot to learn."
November 20, 2000 |
Wide receiver Freddie Mitchell was on a different end of the Bruins' two longest plays in Saturday's 38-35 loss to USC. He was on the receiving end of a 74-yard pass from quarterback Cory Paus, and he was on the throwing end of a 45-yard touchdown pass to Brian Poli-Dixon. In the first quarter, with the Bruins at the line of scrimmage, Paus walked down the line to the right, as if hollering for an audible.
September 13, 1998 |
The play was coming for almost a year, since the first time Freddie Mitchell stepped onto Spaulding Field in a uniform, two months late because of academic deficiencies. That day, he ran a couple of routes, caught a couple of passes and returned them to sender. The sender was Cade McNown, and he was about 55 yards away at the time. Mitchell was auditioning. "I'm always auditioning," he said. The audience picked up his act quickly. "Did Mitchell throw that?"