Mitchell was named a captain for the first time. The senior from Knoxville, Tenn., has started the last 23 games he has suited up for. In 34 appearances for the Yellow Jackets, he has tallied 158 tackles and four interceptions. Mitchell recorded 51 tackles last season despite missing four games with an injury.
“There is no higher honor than being selected as a team captain by your teammates, so I’m happy for TaQuon and Brant,” Johnson said. “I think they’ll do a terrific job of leading our team.”