Randall Mitchell - 2013
Randall Mitchell was one the most decorated players ever to play football at HV Jenkins High School, ending his career with accolades that included a lineman of the year award and being named and All City and All Coastal Empire performer. His play on the defensive line earned him the nickname, “Brick,” and his talents garnered an athletic scholarship to play football at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. As a noseguard, Randall was an immediate defensive force who terrorized opposing quarterbacks and running backs in the Southern Conference. He recorded more than 240 tackles in his college career and led UT Chattanooga in tackles during his last two seasons. He was named an All Conference performer twice and UT Chattanooga won a Southern Conference championship and advance to the NCAA 1-AA playoffs in 1984 largely on the strength of the defense Randall anchored. Randall was an honorable mention All American following his senior year and went on to play in the NFL in 1987 for the Philadelphia Eagles. UT Chattanooga honored Randall by naming him a member of the program’s All Century team in 2003 in celebration of the school’s 100th year of football.