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Falcon kicker invited to walk-on at Big 10’s Northwestern University

Falcon kicker invited to walk-on at Big 10’s Northwestern University

By Tim Pickwell

Torrey Pines High School Senior Jack Mitchell is a good student, with a 4.0 GPA—high enough to earn San Diego Union-Tribune All Academic Team Honors in football.  But, his grades likely weren’t high enough to get him into one of the top academic universities in the nation.

Fortunately, the 6’ 3” 205 lb. varsity football and baseball player had another asset: a powerful right leg.  Mitchell demonstrated the ability to kick a 48-yard field goal in a game as a sophomore, and routinely put his kick-offs into the end zone for touchbacks in his two varsity seasons.  He averaged 40 yards on his punts, while also starting at cornerback...

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