RICHMOND, Va. – For the second consecutive week an Elon football player has picked up a weekly CAA Football award. This week the honor was bestowed upon linebacker Corey Mitchell who was named the league’s defensive player of the week following a career game in a win over Gardner-Webb.
Mitchell, who hails from Jacksonville, N.C., tallied a personal best 18 total tackles in the Phoenix’s 21-13 triple-overtime victory over the Runnin’ Bulldogs on Saturday night. Of his 18 tackles, eight were solo stops. The junior added had one tackle for a loss of three yards and forced a fumble as Elon evened its record at 1-1 on the season. Mitchell also broke up one pass.
Through two games this year, Mitchell leads CAA Football with 24 total tackles, including 14 solo takedowns. He has 2.0 tackles for a loss of 14 yards, one sack, one pass break up and one forced fumble.
Elon will open up the home portion of its schedule this Saturday, Sept. 19, against North Carolina A&T. Game time is set for 6 p.m.
2015 Elon Football League Players of the Week
• David Petroni – Special Teams (Sept. 7)
• Corey Mitchell – Defensive (Sept. 14)