Oct. 18, 2000
LOS ANGELES - On Thursday, UCLA flanker Freddie Mitchell will stop by ESPN.com for an audio chat at 12:30 p.m. PT.
Mitchell, a junior, has established himself as one of the nation's top players at his position and a leading candidate for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to the best wide receiver in the country.
Mitchell, who always seems to be in the middle of the action, currently leads the nation with his average of 122.7 receiving yards per game. He also ranks 14th (tied) in the NCAA and first (tied) in the Pac-10 in receptions (6.3 average) and his average of 19.4 yards per catch ranks first nationally among players in the Top 30 in receptions per game. On the year, he leads the Bruins with 38 receptions and 736 receiving yards and is tied with RB DeShaun Foster for the team lead with six touchdowns. During his career, Mitchell has made 80 receptions for 1,387 yards and has also completed four of five passes for 144 yards and three touchdowns.
Last week against Cal, he accounted for 167 yards, the seventh-highest receiving total in school history, and one touchdown with his eight receptions. It was Mitchell's fourth straight game over 100 yards, tying a record set by Kevin Jordan in 1994.
The colorful and outspoken Mitchell won't be stopping by to chat until 12:30 p.m. PT Thursday, but feel free to drop him a question now and we'll save it for his arrival! Otherwise, stop by the chat room at 12:30 to follow along and/or participate!