Quarterback Tyler Matthews led the White Team to a 22-14 victory in the Spring Game.
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Golden Eagles' third-leading tackler with eight stops (six solo) against Washington (12/26)... Also caught a fourth-down pass for 22 yards and a first down from punter Tyler Sarrazin... Returned a kickoff 11 yards.
2015 (Sophomore): Played in all 14 games, primarily on special teams... Finishe with 30 tackles (22 solo), including one for loss... Posted career-high six stops against Austin Peay (9/12)...Also recovered a fumble during the season... Had two catches for 23 yards... Averaged 20.1 yards on seven kickoff returns, with a long of 27 yards.
2014 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games as a true freshman... Made collegiate debut in the season opener on the road against Mississippi State... Recorded 48 yards receiving on six catches... Had a season-high three receptions for a season-best 19 yards at UTSA... Notched 14 yards against UAB and 10 yard against No. 23 Marshall... Had a five-yard reception against Mississippi State... In addition, notched five tackles (two solo, three assisted).
High School: Two-star prospect according to Rivals.com... Lettered at Bassfield High School... Hattiesburg American First-Team All-Area... As a senior, rushed for 153 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown; also had eight catches for 289 yards and four touchdown receptions... On defense, collected 34 tackles and came away with three interceptions and 11 pass deflections... Also played baseball... Earned All-State, All-Region, All-District and Team MVP accolades in baseball... Honor student.
Personal: Full name is Curtis Ray Mikell Jr. ... Son of Valerie and Curtis Mikell Sr. ... Has an older brother and a younger sister ... Born on Nov. 25, 1995 in Hattiesburg, Miss. ... Majoring in sport management.
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