Two-year starter at left tackle ? Will be one of the best offensive linemen in the nation and the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2001 ? Has played in 37 career games, making 24 starts.
2000: Started 10 games at left tackle ? Leader of the offensive line which paved the way for UMass to rush for 170.4 yards per game, while supplying pass protection to let the Minutemen throw for 232.4 yards per contest.
1999: Started every game of the season at left tackle ? Part of the offensive line which allowed UMass to rush for 187.9 yards per game on the season, while also supplying pass protection to let the Minutemen throw for 248.5 yards per game ? Helped the offensive line to earn WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week honors following NCAA first-round win at Furman (202 rushing yards, 489 yards of total offense, no sacks allowed).
1998: Top reserve offensive lineman for the Minutemen ? Played in all 15 games on the season, starting once (at Connecticut) ? Part of the offensive line which paved the way for UMass to average 201.6 rushing yards and 471.6 total yards per game ? Also made seven tackles on special teams ? Made two tackles against Maine ??Recorded two tackles in the James Madison game.
Before UMass: Played for coach Guy Puleo at Proctor High School ? Saw action on both sides of the line during his high school career ? First team All-Section III Central New York (Class 2A) choice as an offensive lineman during his senior season ? Played in the John Arcaro All-Star Memorial Senior Classic, showcasing the top senior talent in the Upstate New York region ? Also lettered in basketball at Proctor.
Personal: Full name is Corey D. Mitchell ? Son of Shirley Mitchell ? Born May 15, 1979, in Utica, N.Y. ? Majoring in Sociology.
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