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Former Rose Bowl captain Kevin Mitchell has been promoted to Varsity I Director after four years fundraising for the Fighting Illini annual fund.
A three-year starting safety, Mitchell was a co-captain for Illinois' 2008 Rose Bowl squad. As a senior in 2007, he led the Big Ten in passes defended and was third in the league in interceptions. In his four years, Mitchell logged nearly 250 total tackles. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in speech communication from Illinois' College of Liberal Arts in December 2007.
I feel incredibly blessed to represent and be the voice for many former student-athletes and coaches, who have passionately worn the orange and blue. As I embark on my new role, I thank the Illini Family for all it has done to support their fellow student-athletes. When you are competing as an Illini, it means the world to know you have the powerful backing of thousands of Illini who have come before you. I look forward to connecting with former letterwinners of all sports and decades in my new position.