Lance earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honors after making 18 tackles in the season opener vs. TCU - the fifth-highest total in OSU history ... 74 tackles for the season, third on the team ... Phil Steele selected him second team All-Pac-10 Conference ... made 10 tackles vs. Oregon ... made two interceptions, including an early first quarter pick of TCU's Andy Dalton that set up a Beaver touchdown.
Started 12 games ... 72 tackles, ranked third on the team ... created two turnovers at UNLV - one interception and forced a fumble ... also had interceptions at USC and at California ... has 10 passes defended (3 INT, 7 BrUp), tied for seventh in the Pac-10.
Lance was a special teams standout and played in the rotation at safety ... 11 tackles for the season, including five against Washington State.
MUIR: Scout.com rated him the 29th best prospect in the nation at safety...made approximately 300 tackles during his three-year varsity career and seven interceptions over the last two seasons...also played quarterback and receiver during his prep career...assisted the team to a three-year mark of 26-10...two-time Pacific League Defensive Player of the Year...two-time San Gabriel Valley First Team...team MVP as a senior...three-year letterman in basketball.
Born in Hollywood, California...son of David and Jeannette Mitchell...his stepmother is Regina...four siblings...his cousin, Damien Prince, is a track athlete at Morehouse College..."I chose OSU because it feels like a family, the program is moving in the right direction and it has a bright future"...undecided major.
- WEEK 6 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Oregon State safety Lance Mitchell, a senior from Pasadena, Calif., made seven tackles, including five solo tackles, and posted his sixth career interception in Oregon State's first win of the season, a 37-27 victory over Arizona. In addition, he recorded a fumble recovery and a pass breakup. Mitchell also made a 13-yard reception for a first down on a fake punt. Also Nominated (Defense): Clint Floyd, S, ASU; D.J. Holt, LB, CAL: Delano Howell, S, STAN; Andrew Abbott, CB, UCLA; Trevor Reilly, LB/DE, UTAH. - Pac-12 football
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