ST. LOUIS — Vianney 2019 Percy Mitchell Jr. is putting together a big season for the state No. 1 ranked Missouri Class 5 team as the Griffons gear up for another run at a state championship.
At 5’11, 210-pounds, Mitchell is a standout on both sides of the ball as a powerful running back and a pass rushing and run stopping defensive end. On offense, he has rushed for 400 yards and four touchdowns and is averaging 7.3 yards per carry.
On defense, he is third on the team with six sacks and has added 20 total tackles.
“I would describe myself as a dominate down-hill runner, shifty and fast,” Mitchell says. “As a defensive end I’m very physical and quick off the ball.”
After winning a state title a year ago, Vianney has put together a big season, dropping its first game two weeks ago to CBC, the No. 1 ranked team in Missouri Class 6.
“My high school is doing great overall this season and is really coming together for a playoff run,” Mitchell said. “This season I’ve performed at a high speed and intensity so far and plan on doing the same during the playoffs.”
Mitchell began playing football in sixth grade and began playing for the Mid Rivers and eventually for the Chesterfield seventh- and eighth-grade GFL.
A fan of the Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch, Mitchell says his dad has had the biggest impact on his football career to date.
“He is always pushing me to work harder and to hit my potential,” Mitchell said.