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Bobby Mitchell Feature To Air Tonight On 60 Minutes Sports

Posted by Stephen Czarda on January 6, 2015 – 3:02 pm

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Bobby Mitchell was truly a one of a kind football player, and tonight, 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime at 10 p.m. will dive into his career as a professional football player and more.

Mitchell, an Illinois product, spent his first few seasons in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns before being traded to the Redskins in 1962.

And while he had some success in Cleveland, he really burst onto the scene with the Redskins and became that Hall of Fame player that Redskins fans still remember to this day.

In his first two years in burgundy and gold, Mitchell eclipsed 1,300 yards in both seasons, tops in the league.

In 1964, he also hauled in an NFL-high 10 touchdowns including two against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 35-20 victory and two against New York Giants in a 36-21 victory.

After the season finale in 1968, Mitchell decided to call it a career after 11 seasons, the last seven of which were in Washington.

In 98 games with the Redskins, Mitchell hauled in 393 passes for 6,492 yards and 40 touchdowns while also adding 438 rushing yards and two touchdowns to his resume.

He was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

Be sure to tune in tonight, and if you can’t, set the DVR to Showtime at 10 p.m.

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