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Lydell Mitchell

Lydell Douglas Mitchell
Born: May 30, 1949
Salem, NJ
High School: Salem (NJ)
Position(s): RB
Height: 5'11" Weight: 204
College: Penn St.
Career: 1972-1980
Drafted: 1972 in Round 2, #48 overall by the Baltimore Colts

Lydell Mitchell played from 1972 to 1980 with the Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Rams. Mitchell ran for 6,534 yards in his career on 1,675 attempts, scoring 30 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 376 passes for 3,203 yards and 17 receiving touchdowns..


1972NFL Baltimore452154.814 1
1973NFL Baltimore2539633.836 2
1974NFL Baltimore2147573.531 5
1975NFL Baltimore28911934.170 11
1976NFL Baltimore28912004.243 5
1977NFL Baltimore30111593.964 3
1978NFL San Diego2148203.825 3
1979NFL San Diego632113.315 0
1980NFL Los Angeles7162.30
Totals167565343.970 30


1972NFL Baltimore181478.226 1
1973NFL Baltimore171136.614 0
1974NFL Baltimore725447.624 2
1975NFL Baltimore605449.135 4
1976NFL Baltimore605559.340 3
1977NFL Baltimore716208.738 4
1978NFL San Diego575008.855 2
1979NFL San Diego191598.424 1
1980NFL Los Angeles22110.513 0
Totals37632038.555 17

Kick Returns:

1979NFL San Diego11515.015 0
Totals11515.015 0

Defense and Fumbles:

YearTeamTackleSoloAssistDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
1972NFL Baltimore3100
1973NFL Baltimore2000
1974NFL Baltimore6100
1975NFL Baltimore5000
1976NFL Baltimore4000
1977NFL Baltimore5100
1978NFL San Diego2100
1979NFL San Diego2000

Total Scoring:

YearTeamRushRecPuntKickMFG RIntFumOtherFGX/CSingle2 PtSafPoints
1972NFL Baltimore1100012
1973NFL Baltimore2000012
1974NFL Baltimore5200042
1975NFL Baltimore11400090
1976NFL Baltimore5300048
1977NFL Baltimore3400042
1978NFL San Diego3200030
1979NFL San Diego0100006

Playing Career:

1972NFLBaltimore Colts111
1973NFLBaltimore Colts1411
1974NFLBaltimore Colts1414
1975NFLBaltimore Colts1414
1976NFLBaltimore Colts1414
1977NFLBaltimore Colts1414
1978NFLSan Diego Chargers1611
1979NFLSan Diego Chargers125
1980NFLLos Angeles Rams20


1975 - United Press International All-Conference (2nd Team)
1976 - Associated Press All-Conference (1st Team)
1976 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1976 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1976 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)
1977 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1977 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1977 - The Sporting News All-Conference (1st Team)
1977 - United Press International All-Conference (1st Team)