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1 DAY TO 2018 KICKOFF: Jordan Mittie

In which BracketCat counts down the last day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of defensive tackle Jordan Mittie.

Jeff Mittie
The father of K-State’s new backup three-tech defensive tackle, Jordan Mittie, will be a familiar face to Kansas State women’s basketball fans...
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#91 Jordan Mittie

Redshirt Junior | 6-2 | 287 lbs. | Aledo, Texas
Jordan Mittie
Jordan Mittie
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  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Previous College: Texas State University
  • Projection: Second-String
  • Status: On Scholarship?

Jordan Mittie (b. June 10, 1995) is a transfer defensive tackle from Texas State who enters the 2018 season listed as the primary backup at three-technique to starter Joe Davies.

Mittie’s father, Jeff, is the head coach of the K-State women’s basketball team and he has two sisters, Logan and Madison, who plays basketball at Fort Hays State University.

His uncle, Brad Seib, was a tight end for the Wildcats from 1990 through 1993 and was the first in-state player ever to commit to play for Bill Snyder at K-State.

Jordan Mittie is working on his master of business administration degree after having already obtained his undergraduate degree in finance at Texas State.

He redshirted in 2015 and then played for two seasons at defensive tackle for the Bobcats under head coach Everett Withers.

Mittie totaled 83 tackles, including eight tackles for loss and four sacks, over his two seasons in San Marcos. He also tallied four breakups and a forced fumble.

Mittie earned honorable mention All-Sun Belt honors as a sophomore in 2017 when he finished sixth on the team with 52 tackles.

He also ranked fourth on the squad with 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks as a sophomore.

Mittie was a three-year letter-winner at inside linebacker under head coaches Tim Buchanan and Steve Wood at Aledo High School, where he prepped with current K-State defensive back Johnathan Durham. He was elected as team captain by his teammates as a senior.

Mittie helped to lead the Bearcats to the 2011 and 2013 Class 4A Division II state championships. He picked up second-team all-state honors, while he was named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Super Elite team as a senior.

Mittie was chosen as the District 7-4A All-District Defensive Player of the Year and named a second-team All-DFW performer by VYPE Magazine.

He totaled 149 tackles and five sacks, while he also forced two fumbles, recovered a fumble and broke up three passes as a senior.

Mittie also helped to lead Aledo to an undefeated 16-0 record and No. 25 national ranking in 2013. He was named the Defensive MVP in state championship game after leading the Bearcats with seven tackles.

Mittie earned honorable-mention all-state accolades by the Texas Sportswriters Association and tallied first-team All-District 7-4A honors as a junior after leading Aledo with 120 tackles, including 78 solo stops.

He also logged three sacks, eight tackles for loss, eight quarterback hurries, one interception and three fumble recoveries that season.

For his senior season, Mittie attended the Naval Prep Academy at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island, in 2014.