The Arizona Cardinals top 100 players in franchise history, celebrating 100 years of football in 2019 from Chicago to St. Louis to Arizona
Not only is the NFL celebrating 100 years so are the Arizona Cardinals. Starting in Chicago then to St. Louis, and then finally landing in the desert in Arizona in 1988.
They’ve now been in the desert 30 of those 100 years. Here we count down from numbers 60-51.
#60 Stump Mitchell
Mitchell was one of the lucky ones to play for the Cardinals in both St. Louis and Phoenix. He played for the team from 1981-1989.
Playing his entire career for the team, he rushed for over 4,600-yards and had 32 touchdowns. Though he contributed greatly to the organization, he had just one 1,000-yard season. That took place in 1985 while the team was still in St. Louis.
That 1,000-yard season produced seven touchdowns. His career-high in touchdowns was the season before in 1984 with nine. He also lead the NFL that season in average yards per rush at 5.5-yards.
He also proved his versatility as a receiver out of the backfield. Three times he finished with over 40 receptions. He had 209 for his career, 47 being his career-high in that ’85 season.