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Five Things to Know About Chiefs CB Terrance Mitchell

Get to know one of the Chiefs newest players


Chiefs cornerback Terrance Mitchell played a career-high 72 snaps in Kansas City's win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night. His 72nd and final snap proved to be his biggest, as he came up with a fourth-down pass breakup that essentially sealed the win for the Chiefs.

Here's five things to know about the third-year defensive back.  

1. He was teammates with current Chief De'Anthony Thomas at the University of Oregon.

Mitchell made 38 starts in his three seasons for the Ducks from 2011-13, tallying 144 total tackles, seven interceptions, four forced fumbles and 32 passes defensed. In his final season in school, he led the team and finished fifth in the Pac-12 with five interceptions.

Mitchell and Thomas were teammates for three seasons before they both declared for the 2014 NFL Draft following their junior year.

2. He's been with four teams since entering the league in 2014.


Mitchell was drafted in the seventh round (No. 254 overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. In addition to Dallas, he spent time with the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans before coming to Kansas City.

He notched a sack, a forced fumble and an interception in three games with the Cowboys in 2015.

3. He played well on Thursday night against the Raiders.

While his pass breakup in the final minutes of the game has garnered most of the attention, Mitchell played well throughout his career-high 72 snaps.

His performance was impressive considering it was his first career start. He matched a career high with five tackles and recorded a career-high two passes defensed.   

The Chiefs are undefeated in Mitchell's four games this season (wins over Indianapolis, Atlanta, Denver and Oakland).

4. He had an illustrious high school football career.

As a two-way player at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Mitchell tallied 2,360 all-purpose yards and 24 touchdowns on offense his senior season. On defense, he recorded six interceptions and a forced fumble. He was an All-Metro selection on both sides of the ball in addition to being an All-Metro selection in basketball.  

5. He made this incredible interception in last year's preseason.

When given the opportunity, Mitchell has demonstrated the ability to make plays.

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