Notes: Is also a member of the WCU football team ... According to available records, is the first football/baseball, two-sport athlete at Western Carolina since Tracy Biggs (1997-2000) ... Has played in all 22 games of his WCU football career, catching 59 passes for 599 yards and five touchdowns - all coming during his sophomore season on the gridiron.
2011 (Freshman): Played in three games as a reserve, pinch hitting all three times and playing the field twice ... Made his collegiate baseball debut on the season-opening weekend against Morehead State (2/19) ... Recorded his first college RBI on a sacrifice fly in his first at bat, flying out to right in the fifth inning.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a three-year varsity letter winner at Southwest Dekalb HS for head coach Buck Goffery ... Listed as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Finished his prep football career with 59 catches for 825 yards and 12 touchdowns in a run-oriented offensive system ... Posted a career-best 30 catches for 500 yards and nine scores as a senior captain, earning first team all-conference and All-Dekalb County accolades ... Was a four-year Honor Roll student ... Also played basketball and baseball, garnering All-County accolades his junior season on the diamond.
Personal: Full name is Jacoby Shenard Mitchell ... Is the son of Desmond Parks and Kisten Mitchell ... Has two siblings; brother, Eric, and sister Desmenique ... Has two cousins who played collegiate athletics - David Allen played football at Georgia Tech and Eddie Rush, Jr., played baseball at Marshall.
Career Game Highs:
At Bats: 1, twice (MR: HIGH POINT, 3/29/11)
RBI: 1, twice (MR: MANHATTAN (2/25/11)
HBP: 1, MANHATTAN (2/25/11)