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L.A. Native Steven Mitchell Receives Opportunity to Play For Hometown Team

But wide receiver Steven Mitchell — who recently signed with Los Angeles as an undrafted free agent — is one such player.
“Honestly it’s a blessing.
“To stay in L.A. and I’m at home — I played in the Coliseum all four years — I’m excited.” Mitchell grew up in the San Fernando Valley and went to high school at Bishop Alemany, before heading to USC.
“After I tore my first ACL, that was pretty hard, but when I tore my left one, I knew all the right things to do and what not to do.
So, it’s been pretty uplifting.
I played the whole season last year healthy and I just contributed as much as possible.
So, I’m just happy to be here.” L.A. was among one of the first teams to contact Mitchell after the draft.
And though he admitted that like every college player, “the dream was to get drafted,” Mitchell said he believes the Rams will offer a unique chance to compete at and reach his highest potential.
It makes me play even harder,” he said.
In coming onto a team with such a talented wide receiving corps, Mitchell hopes learning from veteran players like Woods, will help him to carve out his own path.

There’s not many players in the league who get the chance to sign with a club located in the same city as their college program. There’s even fewer who receive the opportunity to play high school ball, college ball, and professional football all within a 50-mile radius.

But wide receiver Steven Mitchell — who recently signed with Los Angeles as an undrafted free agent — is one such player.

“Honestly it’s a blessing. I didn’t know where I would land as far as the whole draft process, but one thing my

parents told me is to always believe in God’s plan, and that’s what I did,” he said. “To stay in L.A. and I’m at home — I played in the Coliseum all four years — I’m excited.”

Mitchell grew up in the San Fernando Valley and went to high school at Bishop Alemany, before heading to USC.

And while he finished his college career as one of the Trojans’ most productive wide receivers — recording 644 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 2017 — Mitchell’s tenure was not without its share of challenges, including them…

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