STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – Junior running back and linebacker Willie Mitchell returns after finishing 2016 with 70 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss. He also rushed for 454 yards and six touchdowns.
Question: What qualities do you bring onto the football field?
Answer: When I step onto the field, I just bring me. I mean, whatever comes out just comes out. But, I just come out to play, be who I am.
Question: What is your best strength as a football player?
Answer: As a football player, my best strength is leading a team.
Question: What player on defense has been an influence on you?
Answer: I mean, Ray Lewis. But then, Ray Lewis, he just came out just ready to go. Big hitter and he was just about it.
Question: What player on offense has been an influence on you?
Answer: Then, my favorite on offense, would have to be AP. (Running back Adrian Peterson) He’s just, he’s just a goat horn running the ball and stuff like that. He just runs the ball. He can make a move. He can juke and that’s just who I look to be like on offense. When I get the ball, I like to make a little cut if I can. But, I really love running people over and giving hits.
Name: Willie Mitchell
Position: Running Back/Linebacker
School: Struthers Wildcats