Kawika Mitchell
OLB #55
South Florida
Winter Springs, FL
TOTAL 97 487 369 118 12 0 20 6 1 79 -- 32
2010 NO 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 BUF 5 27 17 10 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 BUF 16 82 57 25 4 -- 3 2 0 33 16.5 32
2007 NYG 16 76 54 22 3.5 0 4 1 1 20 20 20
2006 KC 16 104 82 22 1.5 -- 1 1 0 23 23 23
2005 KC 16 105 84 21 2 -- 9 1 0 0 -- 0
2004 KC 15 72 58 14 1 0 3 -- -- -- -- --
2003 KC 12 21 17 4 0 -- 0 1 0 3 3 3

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PRO: Signed by the Bills as a free agent on February 29, 2008 after spending the 2007 season with the New York Giants… Signed by the Giants on March 27, 2007 as a free agent… Originally entered the NFL as a second round (47th overall) draft choice by Kansas City in 2003.

PRO: Signed by the Bills as a free agent on February 29, 2008 after spending the 2007 season with the New York Giants… Signed by the Giants on March 27, 2007 as a free agent… Originally entered the NFL as a second round (47th overall) draft choice by Kansas City in 2003.



  • Voted team captain in 2009
  • Set a career-high and tied for the team-lead with 4.0 sacks in 2008
  • Only active Buffalo Bill to win a Super Bowl – Super Bowl XLII w/ New York Giants
  • Led the Chiefs in tackles in 2006 (118) and 2005 (135 – career best)



  • At NE (9/14) Posted six tackles and a QB hit. 
  • vs. TB (9/20)  Tied for the team lead with three QB hits and added three tackles.
  • at MIA (10/4) Recorded a game-high nine tackles, including eight solo.  Forced first fumble of the season on a Ricky Williams run in third quarter.
  • vs. CLE (10/11) Started at MLB and posted three tackles before leaving the game with a leg injury.
  • at NYJ (10/18) Placed on injured reserve with a leg injury.



  • Ranked third on the team with 91 tackles; set a career-high and tied for the team-lead with 4.0 sacks
  • Ranked second on the team with two forced fumbles; set a career-high and tied for second on the team with two interceptions
  • Made Bills debut, recording 1.0 sack in the first quarter vs. Sea. (9/7)… was his first sack in a season-opener
  • Vs.SD (10/19), recorded a sack, forced fumble, two passes tipped, and an interception...interception and forced fumble came in the final six minutes of the game, sealing the win over the Chargers… forced fumble allowed Buffalo to run out the clock… was nominated for the GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week honors
  • Notched his second forced fumble of the season and fourth of his career at Mia.(10/26)… marked the first time in his career with FFs in consecutive games and the first Bills LB to do so since Takeo Spikes (2004)
  • Recorded one sack for a loss of nine yards and three QB pressures vs. Cle. (11/17)
  • Had one sack and one interception at Den. (12/21)…sack was his fourth on the season, which marked a new career-high…interception was second of the season, which also set a new career-high…interception was made at the Buffalo one-yard line, and came in the fourth quarter as the Broncos were driving to take the lead


2007 – GIANTS

  • Started all 16 regular season games and three of the team’s four postseason games including Super Bowl XLII
  • Totaled 87 tackles (45 solo) with 3.5 sacks, one interception, six passes defensed along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery
  • Registered seven tackles at Dal. (9/9) and 11 vs. GB (9/16)
  • At Was. (9/23), finished with two tackles and two passes defensed; broke up a Jason Campbell pass attempt at the goal line and then stopped RB Ladell Betts for no gain on the game-winning goal line stand
  • Scored his second touchdown of his career, returning a fumble 17 yards vs. Phi. (9/30)
  • Posted his first sack of the year at Mia. (10/28) to go along with five tackles and a pass defensed
  • Totaled a season-high 13 tackles and a half sack at Chi. (12/2)
  • At Buf. (12/23), returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown to go along with six tackles (3 solo), 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble
  • Posted 20 tackles in four postseason games including eight in Super Bowl XLII along with a sack


2006 – CHIEFS

  • Started all 16 games plus one postseason game
  • Led the team in tackles for the second season with 118 (88 solo), including four behind the line and 1.5 sacks
  • Posted one interception, 10 QB pressures, three passes defensed, a fumble recovery and a special teams tackle
  • Finished with a team-high 11 tackles (8 solo) and recovered a RB Willie Parker fumble at Pit. (10/15)
  • Registered a season-high 12 tackles (9 solo) at STL (11/5)
  • Intercepted a Derek Anderson pass to go along with 11 tackles (9 solo) at Cle. (12/3)
  • Tallied 13 tackles (9 solo) in an AFC Wild Card Game at Ind. (1/6)



  • Started all 16 games at middle linebacker for the first time in his career 
  • Produced a team-high and a career-best 135 tackles (100 solo) with 7 behind the line, 2.0 sacks, an interception, 12 QB pressures, a team-best 14 passes defensed and a fumble recovery
  • Recorded 11 tackles, two passes defensed and recovered a Chad Pennington fumble vs. NYJ (9/11)
  • Totaled a career-high 13 tackles (11 solo) and an interception of Jake Plummer vs. Den. (12/4)



  • Played in 15 games with 12 starts and finished second on the team with 85 tackles (62 solo), including four for losses, a sack, 10 QB pressures, six passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and four special teams stops
  • Posted a season-high 10 tackles (5 solo) and two pressures at TB (11/7)
  • Had 10 tackles (9 solo) with two for losses vs. NE (11/22)
  • Recovered a career-high two fumbles, one returned 39 yards for his first career touchdown to go along with five tackles, a pass defensed and two pressures at Ten. (12/13)



  • Started six of the 12 games he played and shared the Mack Lee Hill Award with DE Jimmy Wilkerson
  • Registered 25 tackles (19 solo) including one for a loss, one QB pressure, an interception and eight special teams tackles


COLLEGE:  Began his collegiate career at Georgia before transferring to South Florida following his redshirt freshman season… Did not have to sit out a season because South Florida was an NCAA Division I-AA program at the time… The Bulls made the switch to Division I football in 2001… Played in 42 games (39 starts) for South Florida, amassing a school record 367 tackles (230 solo)… Also produced 37.0 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, 26 QB pressures, nine passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and a 56-yard touchdown on a fake punt… Started 10 games at middle linebacker as a senior, posting a school single-season record of 117 tackles (72 solo) including a team-record 19.0 stops for losses.

PERSONAL:  Was an all-state selection as a senior at Lake Howell (Florida) High School, also the alma mater of Baltimore DE Trevor Pryce and Miami WR Brandon Marshall… Named the Class 6A Player of the Year his senior year… Recorded 110 tackles (74 solo) and rushed 41 times for 225 yards with five touchdowns as a senior… Full name is Kawika (pronounced kuh-VEE-ka) Uilani Mitchell… His first name translates to David… He and his wife Billie have a son, Lewai (pronounced Levi) and a daughter, Eliza.


COMMUNITY: In 2009 Kawika participated in an autograph signing as the spokesperson for the Verizon Wireless HopeLine cell phone collection program.  The HopeLine program provides wireless phones and funding to domestic violence agencies nationwide. The phones are distributed to domestic violence survivors for use in an emergency, and to help find housing, employment, childcare, etc. The cell phone collection took place at the Buffalo Bills vs. New Orleans Saints game with each fan that donated a phone received a poster featuring Kawika.