Bobby Mitchell's Career Capsule

Full Name: Robert Cornelius Mitchell

Birthdate: June 6, 1935

Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas

High School: Langston (Hot Springs, AR)

Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame: January 29, 1983

Enshrined into Pro Football Hall of Fame: July 30, 1983

Presenter: Edward Bennett Williams, Washington Redskins President

Other Members of Class of 1983: Bobby Bell, Sid Gillman, Sonny Jurgensen, Paul Warfield

Pro Career: 11 Seasons, 148 games

Drafted: 7th round (84th player overall) in 1958 by Cleveland Browns

Transactions: December 14, 1961 – Mitchell and the rights to Cleveland’s 1st round draft pick in 1962 (Leroy Jackson, B, Illinois, 11th overall) in exchange for the rights to Washington’s 1st round draft pick in 1962 (Ernie Davis, B, Syracuse, 1st overall).

Uniform Number: 49