| Hodges Mitchell
5-7 · 185
Dallas, Texas (Skyline)
A versatile, quick and explosive four-year running back ... was one of the Big 12's top offensive weapons, both as a runner and receiver out of the backfield ... played in 48 career games and started the final 26 contests of his career ... participated in three bowl games (1999-2000 Cotton Bowls; 2000 Holiday Bowl) ... two-time first-team All-Big 12 Selection (1999-2000) ... two-time UT Darrell K Royal Most Valuable Offensive Player and Outstanding Offensive Back (1999-2000) ... three-time Frank Denius Award Winner ... first player in UT history to post more than 1,000 yards rushing and 300 receiving yards in a season (1999-2000) ... ranked fourth on UT's career all-purpose yards list with 4,945 yards at the end of his career ... ranked sixth on UT's all-time rushing yards list (2,664) at the end of his career ... averaged 7.0 yards per touch during his career.
Started all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl against No. 8 Oregon ... earned first-team All-Big 12 honors ... led the team with 1,118 rushing yards (101.6 ypg/ 24th NCAA), 175.5 all-purpose yards per contest (eighth NCAA) and an 11.9 punt return average (29th NCAA) ... fumbled only once in 224 carries ... his 1,931 all-purpose yards ranked third in school history ... rushed for 52 yards on 19 carries and grabbed five passes for 29 yards at Stanford ... also returned four punts for 66 yards ... earned UT's Special Teams Player of the Week honors ... rushed for 60 yards and pulled in three receptions for 47 yards against Houston ... also earned UT's Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts ... recorded 25 carries for 125 yards against Colorado ... also hauled in a 42-yard touchdown reception at Colorado ... ran the ball eight times and scored a TD against Oklahoma State ...rushed for 151 yards, recorded a career-high seven pass for 47 receiving yards, and returned three punts for 81 yards (279 all-purpose yards) against Missouri ... his career-long 48-yard punt return in the fourth quarter set up UT's final offensive touchdown against Mizzou ... named Texas' Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Week and Frank Denius Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against Missouri ... earned Big 12 and UT Offensive Player of the Week accolades after his school-record 45-carries and 229-yard rushing performance at Texas Tech ... also hauled in six passes for 38 yards against the Red Raiders ... set Big 12 and UT single-game records with 375 all-purpose yards (264 rushing/23 receiving/88 punt returns) at Kansas ... broke Ricky Williams' school record (76) for carries in back-to-back games with 82 at Texas Tech (45) and Kansas (37) ... rushed for 89 yards vs. Texas A&M ... rushed for 41 yards and a TD on 17 carries in the Holiday Bowl against No. 8 Oregon ... also pulled in one reception for 16 yards.
Earned first-team All-Big 12 honors and was a Dr Pepper Doak Walker Award semifinalist ... shared UT's Offensive MVP Award with Major Applewhite and Kwame Cavil ... tabbed second-team Academic All-Big 12 ... became the eighth back in UT history to post 1,000 yards rushing ... rushed for nine TDs ... caught 32 passes for 343 yards (ranked No. 3 on the UT all-time single-season receiving yards by a RB list) ... ranked second in the Big 12 and 24th nationally in rushing (103.3 ypg) and all-purpose yards (140.3 ypg) ... became the first back in UT history to post 1,000 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving ... also joined Alabama's Shaun Alexander as one of the few backs nationally to record 1,300 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving in 1999 ... posted seven 100-yard rushing games in his last 10 outings (vs. Rice/at Baylor/vs. Oklahoma/at Iowa State/at Oklahoma State/vs. Texas Tech/at Texas A&M) ... had 188 yards on 21 carries (9.0 yards per carry) and a TD vs. Rice ... he also caught five balls for 40 yards against the Owls and posted 228 all-purpose yards ... had 131 yards and two TDs on 22 carries at Baylor ... also caught three passes for 28 yards and a TD against the Bears ... topped off his season with a 204-yard effort on 30 carries vs. Oklahoma ... was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts vs. the Sooners ... also caught three passes for 27 yards and had a career-best 231 all-purpose yards vs. the Sooners ... gained 83 yards on 20 carries and caught three passes for 45 yards vs. No. 3 Nebraska ... posted 158 yards on a career-high 33 carries and caught four passes for a career-high 60 yards at Iowa State ... carried the ball seven straight times (the final seven plays of the game) for 33 yards to set up the game-winning field goal as time expired in that game ... ran for 149 yards and a career-high three TDs on 20 carries at Oklahoma State ... became just the eighth back in UT history to record a 1,000-yard rushing season in that game ... gained 166 yards rushing and a TD vs. Texas Tech ... ran for 102 yards and a TD versus a Texas A&M defense that ranked 27th nationally against the run ... had seven carries for 14 yards before an early second-half ankle injury that sidelined him in the Big 12 Championship Game vs. Nebraska.
Played in all 12 games, including the Cotton Bowl ... named first-team Academic All-Big 12 ... rushed for 111 yards and two TDs on 23 carries ... returned 17 punts for 125 yards and 11 kickoffs for 245 yards (22.3 ypr) ... ranked eighth in the Big 12 in punt returns (7.4 ypr) ... rushed for season-bests of 50 yards and two TDs on six carries vs. New Mexico State ... also had a season-long 22-yard punt return vs. New Mexico State ... carried the ball a season-high eight times and matched his season-best 50 yards, including a season-long 38-yard scamper, vs. Rice ... also had a season-best 45-yard kickoff return vs. the Owls ... recorded five solo tackles on Texas' punt coverage unit.
Played in 10 games as a true freshman ... missed the Kansas game with a knee injury ... ranked second on the team with 709 all-purpose yards ... rushed for 92 yards and a TD on 14 carries, caught two passes for 14 yards, returned 22 kicks for 467 yards and 17 punts for 136 yards ... ranked fifth in the Big 12 in kickoff returns (21.2 ypr) and seventh in punt returns (8.0 ypr) ... had a 37-yard run vs. UCLA, a 36-yard kickoff return at Rice and a 26-yard punt return at No. 15 Texas A&M ... had 50 yards rushing (four carries) and two catches for 14 yards vs. UCLA.
Coached by Leonard Johnson at Skyline High ... rushed for 5,005 yards and 65 TDs in three seasons ... tabbed honorable mention All-USA by USA Today and earned first-team all-state as a senior ... also lettered in track and soccer.
Born 1/21/79 in Dallas, Texas ... full name is Hodges George Mitchell II ... majored in management ... three-time member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll and the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... his father, Hodges Sr., was a teammate of Mack Brown's at Florida State.
Year G/GS Rush-Yds YPC TD Long Rec-Yds YPC TD Long
2000 11/11 224-1,118 5.0 8 41t/MU 37-386 10.4 3 42t/CU
1999 13/13 256-1,343 5.2 9 80t/OSU 32-343 10.7 1 38/ISU
1998 11/0 23-111 4.8 2 38/Rice 0-0 n/a 0 n/a
1997 10/0 14-92 6.6 1 37/UCLA 2-14 7.0 0 7/2x
Career 45/24 517-2,664 5.3 20 80t/OSU 71-743 10.5 4 42t/CU
Year G KR-Yds YPR TD Long PR-Yds YPR TD Long
2000 11 0-0 n/a 0 n/a 36-427 11.9 0 48/MU
1999 13 5-99 19.8 0 27/A&M 7-39 5.6 0 26/NC St.
1998 11 11-245 22.3 0 45/Rice 17-125 7.4 0 22/NMSU
1997 10 22-467 21.2 0 36/Rice 17-136 8.0 0 26/A&M
Career 45 38-811 21.3 0 45/Rice 77-727 9.4 0 48/MU
Rushing Attempts: 45 (for 229 yards) at Texas Tech (Sr.)
Rushing Yards: 264 (on 37 carries) at Kansas (Sr.)
Rushing TDs: 3 at Kansas (Sr.); vs. Oklahoma State (Jr.)
Long Run: 80t at Oklahoma State (Jr.)
100-Yard Games: 11 (264 at Kansas, Sr.; 229 at Texas Tech, Sr; 204 vs. Oklahoma, Jr.; 188 vs. Rice, Jr.; 166 vs. Texas Tech, Jr.; 158 at Iowa State, Jr.; 151 vs. Missouri, Sr; 149 at Oklahoma State, Jr.; 131 at Baylor, Jr.; 125 at Colorado, Sr.; 102 at Texas A&M, Jr.)
Receptions: 7 (for 47 yards) vs. Rice (Jr.)
Receiving Yards: 60 (on four receptions) at Iowa State (Jr.)
Long Reception: 42t at Colorado (Sr.)
All-Purpose Yards: 375 at Kansas (Sr.)
200-Yard All-Purpose Games: 7 (375 at Kansas, Sr.; 279 vs. Missouri, Sr.; 267 at Texas Tech, Sr; 231 vs. Oklahoma, Jr.; 228 vs. Rice, Jr.; 219 at Colorado, Sr.; 218 at Iowa State, Jr.)
Punt Returns: 5 (four times)
Punt Return Yards: 88 (on five returns) at Kansas (Sr.)
Long Punt Return: 48 vs. Missouri (Sr.)
Kickoff Returns: 5 (for 82 yards) vs. Missouri (Fr.)
Kickoff Return Yards: 85 (on three returns) vs. New Mexico State (So.)
Long Kickoff Return: 45 vs. Rice (So.)