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|Born:||August 22, 1944|
Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Died:||July 16, 2017 (aged 72)|
Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||219 lb (99 kg)|
|High school:||Plymouth-Whitemarsh High school|
|AFL Draft:||1966 / Round: 3 / Pick: 58|
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|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
A 6'2", 219 lb (99 kg). tight end from Bucknell University and member of the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame, Mitchell played one season (1966) for the American Football League's Oakland Raiders, and ten seasons (1968–1977) in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and the San Francisco 49ers. He was nicknamed "The Crocodile" and his pouring a pitcher of beer on the head of author George Plimpton is recounted in the book Mad Ducks and Bears. He died of cancer at the age of 72 in 2017. He was father-in-law to former Bucknell linebacker and Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano and grandfather to Bucknell defensive lineman Joe Schiano.
- Khan, Saliqa A. (July 17, 2017). "Former Baltimore Colt Dies". WBAL NewsRadio 1090. Retrieved July 17, 2017.
- Klingaman, Mike (July 18, 2017). "Former Colts tight end Tom Mitchell dies at age 72". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved July 19, 2017.