Former Redskins great and Hall of Fame wide receiver Bobby Mitchell died Sunday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced. He was 84.
A four-time Pro Bowler, Mitchell spent seven of his 11 NFL seasons with the Redskins. In 1962 and 1963, he led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,384 and 1,432 respectively.
Mitchell was drafted in the seventh round in the 1958 draft by the Cleveland Browns, where he played for four seasons. The Redskins acquired him in 1962, trading Ernie Davis to Cleveland.
“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns th passing of Bobby Mitchell,” Hall of Fame president David Baker said in a statement.