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January 14, 2004 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Freddie Mitchell wears outrageous clothes. A national television audience saw the honey-toned mink jacket he modeled Sunday after the Eagles had defeated Green Bay. Mitchell speaks in outrageous hyperbole. He went on a local sports talk radio station in June and proclaimed: "I'm the best wide receiver in the game. Since I haven't had the chance to play, I have not yet been able to prove myself." Mitchell gives himself outrageous nicknames. "First-Down Freddie." "Touchdown Freddie."
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October 29, 2013 | Staff and Wire reports
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his sixth straight Gold Glove award, making him one of four players in the World Series rewarded for superior defense this season. Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and right fielder Shane Victorino also were honored Tuesday, along with Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado became the 10th rookie to win a Gold Glove and first since outfielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001. Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons and Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado also were among the eight first-time recipients.
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November 9, 2002
"I'm not going to sit here and say I like it and everything, but it's contributing to the team...But I want the rock. Like Keyshawn Johnson, throw me the ball." Freddie Mitchell, Philadelphia Eagle receiver, on the adjustment of primarily being a special teams player.
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March 14, 2008 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
For Brandon Breazell, time is of the essence. Time, as in tenths of seconds. Breazell, a former UCLA receiver who hopes to play in the NFL, said he was much more comfortable Thursday at the Bruins' so-called pro day workout than he was at last month's scouting combine. His results showed that. With scouts from about a dozen NFL teams clocking him, Breazell covered 40 yards in 4.38 seconds, far more impressive than his 4.47-second performance at the combine. That probably won't boost his stock tremendously -- Breazell is generally thought to be a late-round pick or free agent -- but it certainly felt better to him. "When they said I ran a 4.47, that messed my whole day up," he said, even though that time would please many receivers.
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July 27, 2001 | Sam Farmer
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."
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January 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
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December 10, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
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.
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October 16, 1997 | JIM HODGES
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."
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November 20, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN
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.
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September 13, 1998 | JIM HODGES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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?"
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January 31, 2005 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
The New England Patriots aren't exactly playing the disrespect card. They're letting Freddie Mitchell play it for them. The Patriots were edgy Sunday about the comments made by Mitchell, a former UCLA standout and current Philadelphia Eagle receiver who last week made some mildly disparaging remarks about New England's patchwork, no-name secondary. "We're all human," linebacker Willie McGinest said. "We take a lot of stuff personal here.
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January 29, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
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January 19, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Freddie Mitchell is trying to deflect attention from himself. Honest. Mitchell is trying to downplay his accomplishments. Really. That's what the Philadelphia Eagle receiver said at a news conference Sunday following the Eagles' 27-14 playoff victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field, a victory that enables the Eagles to play host to the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's NFC championship game. "I'm trying to take a humble approach," Mitchell said with a straight face.
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January 14, 2004 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Freddie Mitchell wears outrageous clothes. A national television audience saw the honey-toned mink jacket he modeled Sunday after the Eagles had defeated Green Bay. Mitchell speaks in outrageous hyperbole. He went on a local sports talk radio station in June and proclaimed: "I'm the best wide receiver in the game. Since I haven't had the chance to play, I have not yet been able to prove myself." Mitchell gives himself outrageous nicknames. "First-Down Freddie." "Touchdown Freddie."
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November 9, 2002
"I'm not going to sit here and say I like it and everything, but it's contributing to the team...But I want the rock. Like Keyshawn Johnson, throw me the ball." Freddie Mitchell, Philadelphia Eagle receiver, on the adjustment of primarily being a special teams player.
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July 27, 2001 | Sam Farmer
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."
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January 31, 2005 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
The New England Patriots aren't exactly playing the disrespect card. They're letting Freddie Mitchell play it for them. The Patriots were edgy Sunday about the comments made by Mitchell, a former UCLA standout and current Philadelphia Eagle receiver who last week made some mildly disparaging remarks about New England's patchwork, no-name secondary. "We're all human," linebacker Willie McGinest said. "We take a lot of stuff personal here.
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October 10, 1997 | JIM HODGES
The on-again, off-again saga of Freddie Mitchell became on again Thursday when Mitchell, a freshman receiver from Lakeland, Fla., was cleared by the NCAA to enroll at UCLA and play football this season.
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April 22, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Think Freddie Mitchell is fast? The Philadelphia Eagles showed some high-speed maneuvering of their own Saturday, spending only three of their allotted 15 minutes to snap up the UCLA receiver with the 25th pick in the NFL draft. It was the quickest selection of the first round. "He's a good football player," Eagle Coach Andy Reid said. "He's a combination of everything. He enjoys playing the game.
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April 21, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A funny thing happened to UCLA's Freddie Mitchell in his tireless pursuit of fame and fortune as an NFL receiver. He got tired. "This is wearing me out," Mitchell said of the pre-draft waiting game. "It's taking a toll on my body. I've been going from team to team, most of them on the East Coast, taking a lot of trips. . . . It's hard." Mitchell, who is leaving UCLA a year early, is the only player from a Southern California school with a realistic chance of being selected in the first round.
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