Player Spotlight: Lorenzo Mitchell



Name: Lorenzo Mitchell

School: Tusculum

Conference: SAC-D2

Projected NFL Position: TE

Draft Class: 2017


Q&A with Lorenzo Mitchell

What is your name, school, and position?

Lorenzo Mitchell
Tusculum College
Tight End
What is your height and weight?
6’4 260
What do you consider your biggest asset on the field?
 My biggest assets on the field would be my ability to catch the football and run block ability.
Why did you choose your current college to further your football career?
I chose to attend Tusculum College because I felt like the coaches had my best interest and my teammates were a great group of guys that grind day in and day out.
What is something about yourself, that most people don’t know?
Most people don’t know that I played basketball as well as football in high school and college.
What is one area of your game that you would like to improve, and what’s your plan to do so?
 The one area of my game that I need to improve is my top End speed, I have been working hard with my trainers to improve it.
Who is the best player that you’ve played against so far in your career?
Best player I played against so far is my teammate Brandyn Bartlett.
Who is your favorite NFL player at your position and why?
 My favorite player at my position would have to be Gronk. (Gronkowski-NE TE) I mean the guy is an animal and he can do everything on the field.
What NFL team is your favorite and why?
 I am a die hard Patriots fan. I love the way the organization is ran. They use what they have and dominate every year. Giving small school players a chance to be a difference maker on the field. Bill Belichick is a Mastermind of a coach.
Any parting words for your fans or friends?
 I want to thank my friends and family for all the support over the years. Wouldn’t have this opportunity without their love and faith in me.



Additional Information


Winona State: Played two seasons at Winona State (2014, 2015) in Winona, Minn… Coached by Tom Sawyer. 2015: Played in 10 games with two starts… Finished with seven receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown against Wayne State… Also tallied a pair of tackles… 2014: Played in all 11 games in his first season with the Warriors… Made four catches for 53 yards… Caught two passes for a season-high 30 yards, including a 20-yard grab against Southwest Minnesota State.

High School: Graduated from Bartlett (Ill.) HS… Coached by Tom Meaney, Eric Ilich… Led team to a pair of conference titles (2010, 2011)… Stats: 2011: 35 receptions, 668 yards, 8 TD… Lettered in football and basketball… Team captain… Upstate Eight selection… 2011 Valley All-Conference… 2011 All-Area… 2011 All-State honorable mention… 2010 All-Area in basketball… 2011 Most Improved… 2011 Basketball Team MVP…

Personal: Born Feb. 25, 1994 in Chicago, Ill… Nickname: Zo… Son of Conice Harris… Future plans: Live the dream… Hobbies: sports, video games… Uncle, Johnnie Harris, played football with the Oakland Raiders (2000-2003) and New York Giants (2003-2006); Cousin – Antonio Dennard, played football with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2012), New York Giants (2013), Green Bay Packers (2013, 2014); Cousin – Walt Harris, played football for the Chicago Bears (1996-2001), Indianapolis Cots (2002-2003), Washington Redskins (2004-2005), San Francisco 49ers (2006-2009) and Baltimore Ravens (2010).

More About Lorenzo: Favorite book: Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham”; Favorite midnight snack: Smike Fruit Snack; Favorite movie: “Good Burger”; Favorite musical artist: Lil’ Wayne; Favorite song: “Hell & Back” by Kid Ink; Favorite sports team: New England Patriots; Lorenzo can’t go a week without: Food; Favorite athlete: Michael Vick; Most thrilling moment in sports: His first one-handed catch for a TD; Advice to kids: “Do your homework”; Favorite color: Black; Favorite food: Stuffing; Favorite sport other than football: Basketball; Person Lorenzo most admires: Kobe Bryant; Most famous person Lorenzo has ever met: JJ Watt, Michael Jordan; Toughest player Lorenzo has ever played against: Jabari Parker; What people don’t know about: Video game specialist; When he was a kid, Lorenzo tried to be like: Michael Vick.




Check out his Senior Game Film here: Lorenzo Mitchell

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