DOB: 26 November 1920
Died: 14 October 1996
From: Scotch College/University Blacks
Statistical categories led:
Most goals in jumper 37
Joining the Demons from university after having earlier played two seasons with the Scotch 1st XVIII in 1937 and 1938, Mitchell is said to be the shortest player ever to represent the club, standing just 160cm tall, but proved to be a handy goalkicker in his three years on the list. He was selected for his debut after just two training sessions, and went on to earn six Brownlow Medal votes in his first season.
Midway through 1948 Mitchell temporarily retired because football was interfering with his university studies. In March 1949, he requested a clearance to Whyalla in South Australia. He was employed by BHP and wished to transfer to their facility there.