The Hawkeyes practice Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 as they prepare for their Outback Bowl matchup with LSU
Hawk-Item - - Moved from wide receiver to running back during 2015 spring practice.
2014 - - Saw first career action in 48-7 win over Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 30-14 win at Illinois, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action on special teams in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action on special teams in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee, but had no statistics.
2013 - - Redshirted.
High school honors - - Selected to compete in Illinois vs. Missouri all-star game . . . third team all-state as a senior . . . first team all-conference and conference Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior . . . Career - - played wide receiver, defensive back, quarterback and running back . . . helped prep team advance to state playoffs as a senior . . . totaled 712 rushing yards, 468 passing yards and 205 yards on KO returns while scoring 14 touchdowns as a senior . . . scored 17 touchdowns as a junior, with 518 rushing yards, 277 receiving yards and 302 yards on KO returns . . . collected 39 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble recovery as a junior . . . as a sophomore had 17 receptions for 338 yards, while collecting 31 tackles on defense . . . football team captain as a junior and senior . . . also competed on varsity teams in basketball, baseball and track as sophomore, junior and senior.
Personal - - Born 8/18/95 . . . open major . . . member of Honor Roll all four years as a prep . . . father is Derrick Mitchell, Sr. . . . one of four players from St. Louis on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Reginald Ferguson.