Adonai Mitchell’s College Stats: From Athens to Austin, How Mitchell Became A Man For the Big Moments

    Adonai Mithell’s college stats showcase his exceptional ability to haul touchdowns in the red zone across two different programs.

    Adonai Mitchell leaves college football with an impressive resume. From winning back-to-back national championships, fighting through injury, and leading the Texas Longhorns to the playoffs, the wide receiver has proven his natural abilities.

    His college stats showcase what an exceptional red zone threat Mitchell has been throughout his career. Mitchell’s production increased dramatically after using the transfer portal to move from Georgia to Texas, and he declared for the 2024 NFL Draft, expecting to become a first-round selection.

    Adonai Mitchell Impresses as a Freshman

    A Texas native, Mitchell played high school football in Nashville and left Cane Ridge High School as a three-star recruit. He initially committed to Ole Miss, but he flipped to Georgia, a decision he explained to the Tennessean, “You have to have a winning mindset that you know that they’re going to be a playoff contender.”

    Mitchell’s talent was evident from the start of his Bulldogs career. He impressed the coaching staff in Athens early, earning him reps after a successful spring practice game.

    Just seven days after making his Georgia debut in the second week of his freshman season, he was named SEC Freshman of the Week. This recognition came after he caught four passes for 77 yards and one touchdown, showcasing his potential.

    The Georgia pass-catching room was loaded with Brock Bowers, Jermaine Burton, Ladd McConkey, Darnell Washington, and George Pickens. Mitchell still stood out, playing in all 15 games and starting in 12.

    In his impressive season, he pinnacled in the National Championship Game, where he had two catches for 50 yards, including the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

    Receptions: 29
    Receiving Yards: 426
    Receiving Touchdowns: 4

    Injury Derails Mitchell’s Sophomore Season

    Unfortunately, Mitchell’s sophomore season was marred by an injury. Despite starting the season strong with four catches for 65 yards and one touchdown in the opening game, he was sidelined in just the second week of the season against Samford.

    A pedal ankle sprain impacted most of the season. However, Mitchell returned to the field for the College Football Playoffs.

    In the semifinal against Ohio State, Mitchell caught three passes for 43 yards and one touchdown while having one catch for 22 yards and a touchdown in the National Championship Game against TCU as Mitchell helped the Bulldogs become back-to-back national champions.

    Receptions: 9
    Receiving Yards: 134
    Receiving Touchdowns: 3

    Mitchell Transfers to Texas for Junior Year

    Mitchell entered the transfer portal ahead of his junior season and opted to return to his home state of Texas and join the Longhorns. It wasn’t an easy decision for the WR, but Mitchell made the move home.

    Having played some high school football in Tennesee, Mitchell had been away from his native Texas for some years. With a young daughter back home in Missouri City, being closer to his family weighed heavily on the WR’s decision to transfer.

    Mitchell had the best year of his career with the Longhorns, developing into one of the country’s most reliable pass catchers. He was named Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year and received second-team All-Big 12 honors.

    He appeared in all 14 games of his junior campaign and recorded career highs in receptions, yards and touchdowns. His 11 receiving touchdowns in the 2023 season tied him for the fifth most single-season TDs in program history and were the most in the Big 12.

    Mitchell was instrumental in the Longhorns’ huge victory over Alabama. He had three receptions for 78 yards and two touchdowns, which put Texas in position to take one of the four College Football Playoff spots.

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    It marked the third time in three seasons that Mitchell had played in the playoffs, but a loss to the Washington Huskies prevented the WR from winning three consecutive national championships. Mitchell proved his worth in big moments, recording one touchdown reception in each of the five playoff games he competed in across his college career.

    Receptions: 55
    Receiving Yards: 845
    Receiving Touchdowns: 11

    Mitchell’s Total College Stats

    Receptions: 93
    Receiving Yards: 1,405
    Receiving Touchdowns: 18

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