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Former Small School RB Derrick Mitchell Jr has passed away at the age of 24

Former Iowa RB and Incarnate Word running back Derrick Mitchell Jr. was killed in a car accident.

Former Incarnate Word running back Derrick Mitchell has died after being involved in a car accident last Friday. Mitchell was just 24 years old.

Mitchell, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, was a member of the Iowa football team from 2013-16. Transferred to Texas Tech and finished up at Incarnate Word.

Derrick was one of my Followers on Twitter this is so sad. He was a great kid and we at NFL Draft Diamonds are saddened by this incident.

Please keep his family in your prayers.

Damond Talbot

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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