SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Jim Mitchell, a Pro Bowl tight end for the Atlanta Falcons in the '60s and '70s, died after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 60.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel, which is handling the funeral services, confirmed Mitchell's death Monday.
A friend found Mitchell unconscious on the front steps of his home Saturday morning, the Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported. He later died at a hospital. Mitchell, who had turned 60 on Friday, suffered from diabetes in recent years, eventually losing his eyesight.
Mitchell played for the Falcons from 1969-79 and was named to the Pro Bowl following the 1969 and 1972 seasons. He ranks fourth in Falcons' history with 305 career receptions and 4,358 yards receiving. He had 31 career touchdowns.
M in Texas.
After retiring from the NFL, Mitchell coached at Morehouse and Morris Brown colleges. He returned to Shelbyville and served as a volunteer assistant coach for its two high school football teams.

Recent NFL Discussions

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Bengals vs. Broncos Total Pick Can the Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals get out of their offensive...
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Saints Total Prediction Will the over cash on Sunday when the New Orleans Saints host the Washington Redskins at 1:00 p.m. ET? Let’s dive into the matchup.
Thumbnail Rams vs. Vikings Total Prediction Will Sunday’s marquee matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Minnesota Vikings turn into a high-scoring affair for bettors? Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. ET.
Thumbnail Buccaneers vs. Dolphins Pick Which struggling team will pick up a win when the Miami Dolphins host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on...
Thumbnail Jaguars vs. Browns Total Prediction Is the under a great play for bettors when the Cleveland Browns host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday when the two teams square off at...

NFL Team Pages