Mitchell Wilcox
No. 84 – Cincinnati Bengals
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1996-11-07) November 7, 1996 (age 25)
Largo, Florida
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Tarpon Springs High School
College:South Florida
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-AAC (2018)
  • Second-team All-AAC (2016)
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:16
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at · PFR

Mitchell Wilcox (born November 7, 1996) is an American football tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Florida.

Early life

Wilcox, born in Largo, Florida, is the youngest child in the family to Chuck and Carole Wilcox. Wilcox's father served in the US Coast Guard and was rewarded the title as Commander. Wilcox's grandfather also served in the US Coast Guard and was rewarded the title as Captain. Wilcox attended Tarpon Springs High School and was a dual standout athlete. His senior year he helped take his varsity basketball team to their first ever FHSAA Final Four in school history. Averaging 5.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, and 0.8 apg. Wilcox played alongside Hapoel Haifa's Scottie James.

College career

Wilcox was a member of the South Florida Bulls for five seasons, redshirting his true freshman season. Wilcox finished his collegiate career with 100 receptions, 1,326 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns, all of which are school records for tight ends.[1]

College statistics

Mitchell Wilcox
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2016 USF American FR TE 9 12 278 23.2 2
2017 USF American SO TE 9 17 158 9.3 2
2018 USF American JR TE 10 43 540 12.6 2
2019 USF American SR TE 11 28 350 12.5 5
Career 39 100 1,326 13.3 11

Professional career

Wilcox signed with the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on April 27, 2020.[2] He gained notoriety following an incident at the NFL combine when he was struck in the face with a football during a catching drill. He was waived during final roster cuts on September 5, 2020, and signed to the practice squad the next day.[3] Wilcox was signed to the Bengals' active roster on January 1, 2021.[4] Wilcox made the Bengals' 53-man roster out of training camp at the start of the 2021 season.[5]


  1. ^ Joyce, Greg (February 28, 2020). "Mitchell Wilcox drilled right in the face in disaster NFL Combine day". New York Post. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Mitch Wilcox signs UDFA deal with Cincinnati Bengals". Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  3. ^ Roling, Chris; Riccette, Bill (September 6, 2020). "2020 Bengals practice squad roster: All players signed so far". Bengals Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  4. ^ Rapien, James (January 1, 2021). "Bengals Promote Rookie Tight End Mitchell Wilcox to the Active Roster". Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  5. ^ Roling, Chris (August 31, 2021). "Bengals make Thaddeus Moss a notable cut while trimming to 53". Bengals Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 1, 2021.