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91 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Jordan Mittie

In which BracketCat counts down the 91st day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive tackle Jordan Mittie.

#91 Jordan Mittie
The son of K-State women’s basketball coach, Jordan Mittie (91) came on strong last season as a transfer surprise who ended up as a full-time starter at defensive tackle.
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#91 Jordan Mittie

Redshirt Senior | 6-2 | 287 lbs. | Aledo, Texas
Jordan Mittie
Jordan Mittie
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Tackle
  • Previous College: Texas State University
  • Projection: Starter
  • Status: On Scholarship

Jordan Mittie (b. June 10, 1995) is a graduate transfer defensive tackle from Texas State who entered the 2018 season listed as the primary backup at three-technique, but ended up as the full-time starter at that position opposite Trey Dishon. He projects to start again in 2019.

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

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, during 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.

In his first season as a Wildcat, Mittie played in every game, with seven starts, carding 17 tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery. He also set a K-State career high with four stops at West Virginia, which featured a sack and the fumble recovery.

Mittie collected a tackle for loss at Oklahoma, while he had a pair of tackles each against South Dakota, UTSA, Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Iowa State.

He 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 forcing two fumbles, recovering a fumble and breaking 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.

Finally, Mittie earned honorable-mention all-state accolades from 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.