Super Bowl champion joins rank of authors with children’s book

New England Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell with copies of his children’s book, “The Magician’s Hat.” (Courtesy: Scholastic)
Mitchell reads from his book. (Courtesy: Scholastic)
A crowd of children at a reading hold up their copies of Mitchell’s book. (Courtesy: Scholastic)
Patriots receiver Malcom Mitchell joins WTOP

WASHINGTON — Malcolm Mitchell made headlines both on and off the field as a college student at the University of Georgia. He was a star wide receiver, but gained far more notoriety when he joined a book club along with a dozen women a generation older than him at a local Barnes & Noble.

Word spread around the neighborhood and even nationally, as actress Reese Witherspoon eventually extended an invitation to join her own book club.

Now, Mitchell has authored the children’s book “The Magician’s Hat,” which he wrote in hopes to inspire kids to pick up a book and give reading a chance. He believes that through reading, kids can reach their full potential whether they want to grow up to be a dentist or a football player like him.

Mitchell joined WTOP to talk about his book, his relationship with future Hall of Fame Quarterback Tom Brady, what his comeback has been like after missing the 2017 season due to injury, and what it felt like to run out of the tunnel in front of nearly 100,000 people during his time at Georgia. Listen to the full interview above.

Chris Cichon

Chris Cichon (aka "The Big Chee on WTOP") has been a sports anchor with WTOP since 2013. In addition to reporting on sports, Chris coaches football at Towson High School in Maryland.

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