SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (UPI) -- Two-time Pro Bowl tight end Jim Mitchell, who played 11 NFL seasons for the Atlanta Falcons, has died at the age of 60.
Mitchell died Saturday, one day after his 60th birthday, of an apparent heart attack, the Shelbyville (Tenn.) Times-Gazette reported Monday.
A family friend found Mitchell on Saturday morning unconscious on the steps of his Shelbyville home. Mitchell was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead.
Mitchell played for the Falcons from 1969 to 1979 and was selected for the Pro Bowl after the 1969 and 1972 seasons. He had 305 career receptions for 4,358 yards and 28 touchdowns. A prayer to him and his loved ones left behind, the doors to heaven were open to welcome such a great man.