Kawika Mitchell

Kawika Mitchell has agreed to be one of our celebrity drivers.   Kawika has a lot of compassion for the SCI community after having experience his own back injury that required surgery to repair.  During his professional football career Kawika suffered a back injury that required surgery.  Kawika has fully healed from his injuries but the experience has given him an appreciation for what an SCI patient experiences after their injury, and he is excited about the opportunity to help raise money for the SCI community.

Kawika now lives in Central Florida and is the owner and operator of Competitor Gym in Maitland.

Description
Coaching Sessions: Group – 1 on 1 – “Extra Mile”
- Fitness Tours
- Personalized Programs: Programs designed specifically for each Client which gives us the ability to assist those who are just getting started, looking to maintain and/or wanting to advance their Physical Health and Fitness.
- Mentoring Programs
- Youth Skill Development

- Indoor Turf
- Batting Cages
- NBA regulation half courtComing Soon:
Physical Therapy – Massage Therapy – Dance Classes – AND Much, Much MoreJoin the Game and Play for a Healthy Life!
Competitor Gym: Your Facility

Bio

Early years

Mitchell attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida, and as a senior, he was named Class 6A player of the year as well as a first team All-Florida pick and finished his senior season with 110 tackles on defense, and 41 rushing attempts for 225 yards with an average of 5.5 yards, and five touchdowns on offense. In middle school he played Pop Warner Football for the Eagles, where he carried an underweight second string defensive lineman, Brian Schoenbaum, on his back 70 yards into the end zone during practice.

Professional career

On March 26, 2007, he agreed to a one year deal with the New York Giants. Although he had played all of his career at middle linebacker, he won the weak side linebacker spot from Gerris Wilkinson and started the 2007 season alongside Giants Pro Bowl MLB Antonio Pierce and recently converted strong side LB Mathias Kiwanuka. After Kiwanuka fractured his fibula in the tenth week of the season, Reggie Torbor moved into the starting lineup with Michell and Pierce. Mitchell struggled in season opening losses to the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. His play rapidly improved thereafter, and he made game changing plays in critical wins over the Washington Redskins in week 3 and the Buffalo Bills in week 16. Mitchell suffered a knee sprain in the season finale against the undeafeated New England Patriots, but came back to register the first of 5 sacks for the the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

Mitchell became an unrestricted free agent after the 2007-2008 season after spending just one season with the Giants.

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