2017 (Junior): Appeared in and started nine games at middle linebacker … Was limited for much of the middle part of the season due to a lower-body injury that cost him two games (Oct. 21 vs. Wake Forest and Nov. 4 vs. Virginia) and parts of two others (Oct. 14 at Miami and Oct. 28 at Clemson) … Still finished fourth on the team with 51 tackles … Also recorded three quarterback hurries, three pass breakups, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … Recorded at least three tackles in each of his seven full games … Opened the season with five stops and a pass breakup against his hometown Tennessee Volunteers (Sept. 4) … Had eight stops in home opener versus Jacksonville State (Sept. 9) … Returned from injury to record nine tackles, a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in win over No. 17 Virginia Tech (Nov. 11), earning ACC Co-Linebacker of the Week honors … Tallied a season-high 11 stops at Duke (Nov. 18) … Had eight tackles (all solo) in season finale against Georgia (Nov. 25) … After returning from injury against VT, totaled 28 tackles over the final three games of the campaign.
2016 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games at middle linebacker … Named ACC Linebacker of the Week following the Yellow Jackets’ 31-17 win over Virginia (Nov. 19) … Ranked fourth on the team with 71 total tackles, including three for loss, and tied for second on the squad with three takeaways (two interceptions and one fumble recovery) … Recorded at least three tackles in every game … Notched six stops in home opener against Mercer (Sept. 10) … Had a key pass breakup and fumble recovery at Pittsburgh (Oct. 8) … Went on a late-season tear, totaling 42 tackles over the final five games of the regular season … Late-season tear started with nine stops (seven solo) versus Duke (Oct. 29) … Tallied 10 tackles in 30-20 win at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) … Recorded a career-high 12 tackles and a final-minute interception en route to being named ACC Linebacker of the Week for his performance in home finale against Virginia (Nov. 19) … Had eight tackles and intercepted a pass on the final play of the game to seal the Jackets’ 28-27 win at Georgia (Nov. 26) … Tallied three solo stops in TaxSlayer Bowl victory over Kentucky (Dec. 31).
2015 (True Freshman): Played in all 12 games, making three starts … Finished rookie campaign with 36 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack and two interceptions … Made collegiate debut vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) … Tallied three solo tackles and tackle for six-yard loss … Had one tackle vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) … Recorded three tackles at Duke (Sept. 26) … Five tackles and first-career interception at Clemson (Oct. 10) … Made first career start vs. Pitt (Oct. 17), making five solo stops … Tallied career-high nine tackles at Virginia (Oct. 31) … Made four solo stops and scored touchdown on 32-yard interception return vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 12).
High School: Two-time Tennessee Mr. Football in Division II-A (2013 and 2014) … Also named all-state and all-region as a junior and senior … Region MVP as a senior … 2014 PrepXtra Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … Led Webb School to three Tennessee state championships … Recorded 97 tackles, eight interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and one fumble recovery as a senior … Two-way player also played fullback, rushing for 777 yards and 12 total touchdowns during final prep season … Was also Webb School’s punter, averaging 31.5 yards on 19 punts … Named defensive MVP of the 2012 state championship game … Earned both offensive and defensive MVP honors in 2014 state championship game after rushing 12 times for 145 yards and three touchdowns and intercepting two passes, one of which he returned 55 yards for a touchdown.
Personal: Full name is Brantly Shane Mitchell … Born Jan. 30, 1997 … Son of Chris and Beth Mitchell … Has one older brother, Josh Boles … Majoring in business administration … Two-time member of ACC academic honor roll.
Total Tackles: 12 vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Solo Tackles: 8, twice – last vs. No. 7 Georgia, Nov. 25, 2017
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, six times – last vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017
Sacks: 1.0, twice – last vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017
Interceptions: 1, four times – last at Georgia, Nov. 26, 2016
Pass breakups: 1, three times – vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017
Fumble Recoveries: 1 at Pittsburgh, Oct. 8, 2015
Quarterback Hurries: 2 vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017