UNSW Raiders welcomes new import to team

Michael ‘Colton’ Mitchell

Michael Mitchell, known to family and friends as ‘Colton’, was born November 2, 1994 in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Growing up in the suburbs of Ann Arbor and playing football since Middle School, Michael found a passion for all aspects of the sport. Dreaming of playing for larger organizations he was drafted to the Michigan Bearcats, a part of the Rivals Professional Football League in the United States. Starting offensive center and defensive end Michael made it to the Championship game two seasons in a row.

At 24 years of age, Michael enjoys not only the sport of football, but also the health and conditioning aspects of being a young athlete. Weighing in at 255lbs (115kg) and 6’2″ (188cm) he has thus far reached a 405lb (183kg) bench press max and a 225lb (100kg) bench press of 43 reps with a 40 time of 4.54. His hobbies include strength training and power lifting, which has gained him victories in many weight lifting competitions. In his spare time, Michael has enjoyed helping and training other athletes in the gym and on the field, as well as staying active with other sports, hiking, and traveling.

Looking forward, Michael is excited and honored to be representing the UNSW Raiders in Australia. Giving him a great opportunity to share and encourage others to join in his love of football.