New England Patriots wide receiver and award-winning children’s book author Malcolm J. Mitchell will give the keynote speech during Salt Lake Community College’s 2018 commencement ceremony May 4.
Malcolm J. Mitchell
Mitchell is well known for his role as wide receiver on the New England Patriots and helping the team win a Super Bowl in 2017. But in literary circles, particularly among young readers, he’s been receiving a lot of attention off the playing field. While a student athlete at the University of Georgia, Mitchell was recognized as the National Captain of the Allstate Good Works Team for his frequent visits to elementary schools to read to students and talk about literacy, the first student ever at UGA to win this honor. He also received the National Haier Achievement Award for his success beyond athletics.