Former Brown, Hall of Fame halfback Bobby Mitchell dead at 84

 Bobby Mitchell
Posted at 10:05 PM, Apr 05, 2020

CLEVELAND — Former Cleveland Browns halfback and Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell died Sunday at the age of 84, according to the team.

Drafted in the seventh round of the 1958 NFL Draft by the Browns, Mitchell played alongside fellow Hall of Famer Jim Brown, providing a dynamic duo in the run game.

Mitchell was also a highly successful returner for the Browns.

In his four seasons with the Browns, Mitchell recorded 2,297 rushing yards, 1,462 receiving yards, 607 yards on punt returns, 1,550 yards on kickoff returns and scored 38 total touchdowns.

Mitchell made his first Pro Bowl appearance with the Browns in 1960.

The Browns traded Mitchell to the Washington Redskins in 1962 in exchange for their first overall draft pick Ernie Davis.

Mitchell played for the Redskins until his retirement in 1968. He went on to work in the team’s front office, spend a total of 40 years as a player and executive with the Redskins.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame inducted Mitchell in 1983.

Mitchell lived in Washington D.C.