Arkansas cornerback Tevin Mitchel suddenly finds himself in the spotlight for 2012. Every player has a story, and it seems like Mitchel’s is increasingly in demand.
Any time a freshman pushes his way onto the field, it’s generally understood that he can play. That was certainly true in the case of Mitchel.
After recording 13 tackles and a fumble recovery against Texas A&M, Mitchel made his first start for Arkansas against Auburn in October of last year.
The Razorbacks would take that game 38-15, with Mitchel being named SEC Freshman of the Week. This type of performance was typical of Mitchel in 2011. He finished the season with 56 tackles—1.5 for a loss—and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.
Now a full-time starter, here are some key facts about Tevin Mitchel ahead of the 2012 season.