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Lydell Mitchell
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Lydell Mitchell

Position:
Running Back


04/12/2014

Blue Topples White, 37-0, to Conclude Spring Practice

Chiappialle runs for 63 yards, two scores as Blue shuts out White in front of 72,000 at Beaver Stadium


Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame: 2004

All-American Selection: 1971

Penn State's season and career touchdowns record-holder, Lydell Mitchell was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame on December 7, 2004. A product of Salem, N.J., Mitchell was a standout running back from 1969-71, helping the Nittany Lions to a 29-4 record. He earned first-team All-America accolades and finished fifth in Heisman Trophy balloting in 1971 after breaking three NCAA season records -- most touchdowns (29), most rushing TDs (26) and points scored (174). Mitchell ran for 1,567 yards in 1971, a school season record that stood for more than 30 years. He still holds Penn State records for touchdowns in a season (29), TDs in a career (41) and rushing TDs in a career (38) and his 246 career points scored rank fourth. Mitchell played in the National Football League with Baltimore (1972-77), San Diego (1978-79) and the Los Angeles Rams (1980). He is president of the Parks Sausage Company in Baltimore, Md., and part owner of Super Bakery, Inc.

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