James Conner Mitchell
James Conner Mitchell, son of Rob and Tracy Mitchell, is this week’s Jet’s Pizza Male Athlete of the Week.
He is a senior at Battle Ground Academy and the captain of the varsity football team.
This past season, Mitchell cited several highlights including a semifinal appearance, beating USJ and FRA and having 131 tackles and two interceptions.
He started playing football in the fifth grade at BGA and hasn’t stopped since.
When asked what inspires him to train and compete he said, “Wanting to be the best player I can be and simply to win championships and leave a legacy.”
One of his biggest influences and role models is his father, Rob.
“He does everything to the fullest of his ability and works hard at everything he does,” Mitchell said.
After finishing at BGA this year, he plans to go to college to pursue a major in biology, and then take further steps to become a veterinarian.