Calgary Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that import quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has signed with the club. As per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Mitchell spent two seasons (2010-11) with the Eastern Washington Eagles. He led EWU to its first national title in football when the Eagles won the 2010 NCAA Division I FCS National Championship with a 20-19 comeback victory over the University of Delaware. Mitchell was named the game’s Most Outstanding Player after throwing three touchdown passes in the final 16 minutes of the contest.
Mitchell led the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in four statistical categories in 2011 including passing yards (4,009) and touchdown passes (33) on his way to breaking four school records. He won the Walter Payton Award as best offensive player in the FCS and also was named the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Mitchell was named to seven All-American teams in 2011, including six first-team honours.
Mitchell started his college career at Southern Methodist University and spent two seasons there (2008-09), starting 19 games and throwing for 4,590 yards, 36 touchdowns and 33 interceptions. Mitchell had six 300-yards passing games and six outings with at least three TD passes at SMU.
The Stampeders also announced they have released import quarterback Cam Sexton.