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Notched six tackles, one pass breakup and two quarterback hurries in eight games before missing the final five games with a back injury in his redshirt senior season…recorded a season-high two tackles against USF and Syracuse…graduated with a sport management degree in the spring of 2015…game captain against Wake Forest…finished his Florida State career with 33 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 3 PBU, one fumble recovery and one sack…started 10 games in 2014 and made 27 appearances in his career.


Valuable member of interior defensive front who appeared in 12 games with 10 starts, including the final eight games…finished the season with 20 tackles to go along with two pass break-ups, one sack and a fumble recovery…recorded career-high four tackles against The Citadel, which he matched in home finale against Florida…had multiple tackles in five games…made three solo stops at Miami and had three tackles against Boston College…had one stop against both Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game and Oregon in the Rose Bowl…breakthrough campaign came after battling injuries early in his career.


Redshirt sophomore showed potential in his first season on the field after a redshirt in 2011 and missing all of 2012 with a back injury…played in eight games providing depth along the defensive line…matched his career high of two tackles and had his first TFL and sack against Idaho…finished season with seven tackles, including a sack.


Sat out the season after recovering from a back injury.


Redshirt season…recognized for his work in the classroom with one of six freshman academic awards at the annual team banquet.


A quick defensive tackle, listed as a four-star prospect by and a three-star prospect by…considered to have great hips and an outstanding first step…ranked as the No. 20 defensive tackle and the No. 233 player nationally by and the No. 28 defensive tackle by…rated a four-star prospect and the No. 7 defensive tackle and the No. 98 player nationally by 247Sports…a standout at First Coast High School…First Team All-First Coast defensive lineman by Florida Times-Union as a senior…posted stunning numbers with 17.5 sacks and 89 tackles, including 42 for loss, while forcing four fumbles…named Second Team 5A All-State as a junior when he helped his team reach the state playoffs…No. 97 on Bill Buchalter’s 2011 Florida Top 100 for the Orlando Sentinel…member of the Florida Times-Union’s Super 75 where he was rated as the No. 4 defensive tackle in the state…rated the No. 18 overall defensive tackle by ESPN…rated No. 45 in the Gainesville Sun’s top 50 seniors list for the state of Florida…No. 26 on the SuperPrep Florida 110…Mitchell’s father, also named Derrick Mitchell, lettered in basketball for the Seminoles in 1988 and 1989…born February 1, 1993…graduated with a degree in sport management in spring 2015.