Bobby Mitchell Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: June 6, 1935 in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Died: April 5, 2020
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Full Name: Robert Cornelius Mitchell
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
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

Football Hall of Fame Class of 1983
Wide Receiver-Halfback 6-0, 192
1958-1961 Cleveland Browns, 1962-1968 Washington Redskins

Blessed with exceptional speed, balance, faking ability
Split career as Browns halfback, Redskins flanker
Noted for spectacular long-distance scoring plays
Amassed 14,078 combined net yards
Scored 91 touchdowns, caught 521 passes, had eight kick return TDs
Topped NFL receivers, 1962
Surpassed 50 catches six years
All-NFL three times
Played in four Pro Bowl games

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