|Height: 6.02||Born: Katy, TX|
|Weight: 196||College: Eastern Washington|
|Birthdate: 1990-03-03||Years: 3 CGY / 3 CFL|
Calgary signed Mitchell as a free agent on Apr. 30, 2012.
Mitchell has dressed for 15 games (13 starts) and has completed 238 of 377 passes (63.1%) for 3,043 yards and 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions. His 97.2 efficiency rating is the highest in the league. His longest pass was a 102-yard touchdown to Maurice Price in the season-opener against Montreal. He has also carried the ball 35 times for 232 yards and four touchdowns. On Aug. 9 he scored an eight-yard touchdown on a fake field goal. On July 24 he tied Jeff Garcia for the CFL record for most consecutive wins to start a career with seven. On Sept. 6 he became the first quarterback in CFL history to win 12 of his first 13 starts. He was on the one-game injury list for Game 12 after suffering a knee and ankle injury on Sept. 13. He dressed for Games 13 and 14 but did not play.
Mitchell dressed for all 18 games, including three starts. He saw significant playing time on July 20 again on Sept. 2 in relief of Kevin Glenn. He got his first CFL start on July 29 and was named the CFL's offensive player of the week when he went 29 of 33 for 376 yards and three touchdowns. He got his second start on Sept. 6 in Edmonton and his third start on Sept. 13 vs Hamilton. In total he completed 94 of 135 passes (69.6%) for 1,156 yards and 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also has 35 carries for 151 yards and two touchdowns. He was also the holder on field goals. Mitchell saw some action at the end of the Western Final and completed one of three passes for six yards and ran once for five yards.
Mitchell dressed as a backup quarterback for all 18 regular season games, two playoff games and the Grey Cup. He was used as the Stamps’ short-yardage quarterback and ran the ball 34 times for 67 yards and five touchdowns. He also completed 12 of 21 pass attempts for 168 yards and two touchdowns. In the playoffs, Mitchell ran the ball three times for six yards and two touchdowns in the West semifinal and five times for seven yards and one touchdown in the West final. In the West final, he also completed a 42-yard pass to Maurice Price, who came up just short of the goal-line. In the Grey Cup, Mitchell came off the bench to finish the game and completed six of nine passes for 80 yards and a touchdown and also threw for a successful two-point convert.
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 game. Mitchell led the FCS in four statistical categories in 2011 including passing yards (4,009) and touchdown passes (33) on his way to breaking four school records. Mitchell’s mark of 4,009 passing yards is a school record. 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. In 2010, Mitchell earned All-Big Sky Conference honourable mention and was named to the Big Sky All-Academic squad after starting 14 of 15 games for the Eagles. 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 contests with at least three TD passes at SMU.
Mitchell threw for 2,451 yards, 37 touchdowns and only four interceptions as a senior at Katy High School in Texas. He was a two-star Rivals.com and Scout.com prospect. Mitchell led his high school team to an undefeated season and a state championship. Mitchell was an inter-disciplinary liberal arts major in college.