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Lyvonia "Stump" Mitchell joined the staff as the team’s running backs coach on February 1st, 2017, his 16th season coaching running backs in the NFL.

Prior to joining the Jets, Mitchell spent nine seasons in SEA (1999- 2007), two seasons in WAS (1998-99) and the last four seasons in ARZ (2013-16), turning an ARZ rushing attack that ranked 24th or worse each season from 2005-2012, including 32nd four times, to a top 10 rushing offense over the last two seasons.

Lyvonia "Stump" Mitchell joined the staff as the team’s running backs coach on February 1st, 2017, his 16th season coaching running backs in the NFL.

Prior to joining the Jets, Mitchell spent nine seasons in SEA (1999- 2007), two seasons in WAS (1998-99) and the last four seasons in ARZ (2013-16), turning an ARZ rushing attack that ranked 24th or worse each season from 2005-2012, including 32nd four times, to a top 10 rushing offense over the last two seasons.

Under Mitchell, four different backs — Ricky Watters (1999-00), Shaun Alexander (2001-05), Clinton Portis (2008) and David Johnson (2016) — have gained 1,000 yards rushing in a season, while Andre Ellington produced 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of his first two NFL seasons (2013-14). Additionally, Alexander (five times) and Johnson (each of the last two seasons) have produced 10 or more scrimmage touchdowns in a season, including Alexander’s then-NFL record 28 in 2005 and Johnson’s league-leading 20 last season. He has helped produce five Pro Bowl players: Alexander, Johnson, Portis as well as fullbacks Mack Strong and Mike Sellers.

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