2021-22 Football
1-O Jeffrey Jackson QB
1-D Keyon Turner DB
2-O Chuck Maxwell WR
2-D Evan Annis LB
3-O Robert Washington RB
3-D Jadarius Horton DB
4-O Matt Ross WR
4-D Trejuan Purty DL
5-O Ben Nimz QB
5-D Donovan Earles DB
6-O Ollie Reese WR
6-D Gavin Twigg LB
7-O Nick Orekoya RB
7-D Josh Gholston DB
8 Teryn Berry QB
9-O Cam Livingston WR
9-D Nicholas Price Jr. DL
10-O Solomon Davis WR
10-D Jaxon Peifer LB
11 Gabe Lawson QB
12 Jordan Bingham WR
13 Braden Contreras WR
14 Marvin Rushing DB
15 Doug Haugh RB
16 Mason Kaplan QB
17-O Mikey Appel QB
17-D DJ Pallan LB
19-O Tytus Ragle WR
19-D Jamauri Jackson DB
20-O Trey Stablein WR
20-D Austin Chilton DB
21-O Myles Parker WR
21-D Anthony Sciarroni DB
22 Oscar Lopez LB
24 Trey Psota LB
25 Garner Jones WR
26 Jaedon Orr RB
27 Luke Patterson DB
29 Kohlton Sherman DB
30-O Darius Lane RB
30-D Jalen McBride DB
31-O Trent Pennington WR
31-D Max Franco DB
32-O Henry Helgeson WR
32-D Cole Adams DB
33-S Ben Niesner K/P
33-D Akil Mitchell DL
34 Cade Bishop DL
35 Colin Graves DB
37 Caleb Rao WR
39 Barret Labus WR
40-O Connor Hebbeler TE
40-D Josh Vargas DB
41 Johnny Fairbank DB
42 Adam Mekky LB
43 Jake Marinelli DL
44-S Patrick Oliva P/K
44-O Evan Jernegan TE
45-O Jahni Clarke RB
45-D Brian Hunter III DB
46 Austin Martins DL
47 Uko Umana LB
48 Hayden McDonald LB
49 Jackson Dorr P
50 Jake Birmingham LB
51 Max Kobs LB
52 Michael Momber DL
53 Trent Miller DL
55 Ayden Davison LB
56 Fletcher Christian DL
57 Hayden Bedell LB
58 James Doerer LB
59 Chase Folkestad DL
60 Tyler Eberhart OL
61 Jacob Ford OL
62 Carter Woody OL
63 Bennett Meyers OL
64 Ryan Merklinger OL
66 Josh Leathers OL
67 Joe Monahan OL
68 Aaron Byrd OL
69 Stone Dixon OL
70 Jeremiah Orr OL
72 Drew Parrish OL
73 Danny Files OL
74 Brett Gray OL
75 Jon Stone OL
76 Nolan Garrard OL
77 Brendan O'Doherty OL
78 Keith Szczepanski OL
79 Andrew Covert OL
81 Josh Becton WR
82 Alex Conlin TE
83 Rylen Richardson WR
84 Brett Bittner TE
85 Liam O'Connell TE
86 Dom Grguric WR
87-O Seth Broussard TE
87-S Brian Bartholomew K
88-O Diego Del Castillo WR
88-D George Dristiliaris DL
89 Jake Vickers TE
90 Sam Hafner DL
91 Tommy Palmer LS
92 Gaillin Mitchell DB
93 Kurt Kessen DL
94 Nathan Orlandini DL
95 James Keighley DL
96 Kevin Spelman DL
97 George Trojanek DL
99-S Ryan Hawk K
99-D Breydan Ford DL
Daniel Heinrich OL
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Akil Mitchell

#33-D Akil Mitchell

Pos. DL
Ht. 5-11
Wt. 185
Yr. R-So.
Hometown Chicago, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Whitney Young

Spring 2021: Did not see game action.

2019: Did not see game action in his first season on campus… Retained four years of eligibility… Member of PFL Honor Roll.

Prep: Three-year varsity letter winner… Earned First Team All-Conference and Academic All-State as a senior after helping his team to a 9-0 record, the first undefeated season in program history… Helped his team garner a conference title his senior season… Led the conference in touchdowns in 2018 despite playing in only five games… His school’s football program was canceled/shut down for one season during his junior year due to a lack of interest from the school… Ran track for three years (4x100 and 4x200) and was a two-year varsity letter winner… Taught about plastic pollution to grammar school students in 2016… Served as an assistant coach for an old grammar school club football team (Hyde Park Spartans)... Was a 2019 Principal Scholar and earned honor roll all four years… Was an Illinois State Scholar and graduated with a 4.6 GPA while earning Academic All-State in 2018.

Personal: Son of Bilqis Jacobs-El and Timashian Mitchell… Has a younger brother, Alim Mitchell… Born on Oct. 9… Majoring in mechanical engineering… Hobbies and interests include watching anime, building computers, seeing movies and playing video games… Favorite football players are Jamal Adams and Ray Lewis. He often watches their highlights before workouts or games… Has been playing football since age 5… Started kindergarten at age 4 so is young for his year in college… Is the first member of his family to compete in a Division-I college sport… Anime is a big motivator when he prepares to compete in sports.