52 Chris Mitchem


LB • 5-9

At UWG: Veteran defender back for fourth season in Braves’ program … transfer from Georgia Southern was granted appeal for an extra year of eligibility … saw most action of his career a year ago at linebacker spot … had 35 total tackles, including three for loss … enters fall camp as a projected backup, but has experience to make a contribution to Braves’ stop troops this fall …

High School: Enjoyed an outstanding career at Lakeside High in the Augusta area … many honors include three berths on all-region and all-area teams, twice earning spots as both and offensive and defensive player … had 280 tackles over three seasons, including 110 during junior season … also had 17 career sacks and 12 fumble recoveries … beyond football, was also an outstanding wrestler … was a three-year letterman and twice qualified for the state championships … had a 61-23 record on the mats during junior and senior seasons …

Personal: Born April 4, 1982 … son of Emery and Naomi Mitchem … enjoys talking to friends, studying and playing sports …¬Lists favorites as, TV: Chappelle’s Show; non-football sport: basketball; UWG class: Physical Education; music: rap, including Outkast, Jay-Z, and Ludacris … sports hero is former football/baseball star Bo Jackson; non-sports hero: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. … would enjoy meeting Beyonce’ … majoring in Business Information Systems with ambition of having a career as a lawyer.

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