September 16, 2010

Mitchell taking on leadership role

Charles Mitchell might be a year away from being a senior on Mississippi State's roster but make no mistake that he is one of the most highly respected Bulldogs.

The junior safety played in all 28 games of his Bulldog career and considered not only one of the leaders on defense but of the entire team.

"I'm most definitely one of the leaders on the team," Mitchell said. "I try to do all the right things and show those guys how things are supposed to be done."

Mitchell has started the past 16 games for MSU and recorded 109 tackles, 1.5 stops for loss, one fumble recovery, three pass deflections and four interceptions throughout his career, one of which he returned 71-yards for a touchdown.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder is currently second on the Bulldogs defense with 14 tackles already this season. Mitchell credits his early season success on the new defensive scheme brought in by co-defensive coordinators Manny Diaz and Chris Wilson.

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