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Bo Levi
Mitchell
#19 Quarterback
Bo Levi
Mitchell
#19 Quarterback
Height 6'2
Weight 199 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1990-03-03 (32)
Born Katy, TX
School Eastern Washington
Status AMER
Completions 211
Attempts 325
Yards 2594
Touchdowns 10

CFL: 10th season

Stamps: 10th season

 

Games played through 2021

Regular season: 147

Playoffs: 11

Grey Cup: 5

Grey Cup wins: 2

 

Acquired

Signed as a free agent on Apr. 30, 2012.

 

2021

(Calgary) Mitchell played and started 11 regular-season games at quarterback, completing 211 of 325 passes – a 64.9-per cent success rate – for 2,594 yards, 10 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also threw for one two-point convert and had four rushing attempts for 19 yards. He was placed on the six-game injury list prior to the Week 3 game and activated for a Week 6 game in Edmonton, which represented his 100th career start. In Week 12, he connected with Malik Henry to move ahead of Henry Burris and become the franchise’s all-time leader in completions. In Week 13, he became the 18th player in CFL history to pass for 30,000 career yards. Mitchell started the Western Semi-Final and completed 26 of 36 passes for 285 yards and two interceptions. He also had one carry for two yards.

 

2020

(Calgary) Mitchell was under contract with the Stampeders but the season was cancelled because of the global pandemic.

 

2019

(Calgary) Mitchell started 11 regular-season games for the Stamps and completed 274 of 415 attempts (66.0 per cent) for 3,464 yards and 19 touchdowns. He threw 11 interceptions and also had two carries for four yards. The Stampeders posted an 8-3 record in Mitchell’s 11 starts and he had five games with at least 300 passing yards, including a season-high 464-yard performance in a Week 17 contest at Montreal. He had at least one touchdown pass in every game he played. In Week 3 against BC, Mitchell became the 20th player in CFL history to throw for 25,000 career passing yards and just the 12th to accumulate that yardage with one team. He also started the Western Semi-Final and completed 12 of 28 passes for 116 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

 

2018

(Calgary) Mitchell started all 18 regular-season games for the Stamps and guided his team to a league-best 13-5 record. He was named the league’s Most Outstanding Player after leading the CFL with 35 touchdown passes and cracking the 5,000-yard plateau for the second time in his career. He completed 356 of 585 passes for 5,124 yards and his 35 touchdown throws compared to just 14 interceptions resulted in a CFL-leading touchdown-to-interception ratio of 2.5. Mitchell topped the CFL with 42 completions of at least 30 yards and had five 300-yard games as well as six other contests in which he threw for at least 270 yards. His season included a 491-yard performance that represented a single-game high for all CFL quarterbacks in 2018. Mitchell passed 14 players on the CFL’s all-time passing-yards list over the course of the season to rank 21st all-time. Mitchell added 108 rushing yards, his highest ground total since 2014. He threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns in the Western Final and had 253 passing yards and two touchdowns in the Grey Cup to earn the game’s MVP award.

 

2017

(Calgary) Mitchell dressed for all 18 regular-season games, starting 17 of them. He completed 349 of 546 passes (63.9 per cent) for 4,700 yards and 23 touchdowns with 11 interceptions. He also completed six two-point converts and carried the ball three times for 17 yards. He threw his 100th career touchdown pass on July 22 to Marquay McDaniel and played his 100th career game on Sept. 9. In the Western Final, Mitchell completed 20 of 32 passes for 228 yards and one touchdown. In the Grey Cup, he completed 33 of 45 passes for 373 yards with two touchdowns and one interception.

 

2016

(Calgary) Mitchell dressed for 18 games (17 starts) and completed 412 passes in 606 attempts (68.0 per cent) for 5,385 yards with 32 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He added 14 rushes for 60 yards and threw 11 two-point converts Mitchell was named a West Division and CFL all-star and was voted the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player. He also earned his second consecutive Herm Harrison Memorial Award for his work in the community. Mitchell was named a CFL player of the week after he completed 29 passes for 364 yards and three touchdowns in the Stamps come-from-behind overtime victory over BC in Week 6. He earned a second CFL player of the week honour in Week 13 for his 353-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Redblacks. Week 14 saw Mitchell named a player of the week for the third time in the season as he threw for 361 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in the Stamps’ 36-34 victory over Winnipeg. He was named a CFL player of the month for August after leading the Stamps to victories in all four games and completing 98 of 143 passes for 1,273 yards with four touchdowns, a pair of two-point converts and just one interception. Mitchell was again named a CFL player of the month for September, leading the Stamps to a 4-0 record as he completed 103 of 149 passes (69.1 per cent) for 1,440 yards with nine touchdowns and just two interceptions. Mitchell passed for at least 338 yards and two touchdowns in each September game and had a 114.5 quarterback rating for the month. He started the Western Final and completed 21 of 28 passes for 365 yards and with three touchdowns and one interception, threw a two-point convert and added one carry for two yards. He also started the Grey Cup and completed 28 of 41 passes for 391 yards and two touchdowns and three interceptions.

 

2015

(Calgary) Mitchell dressed for all 18 games (17 starts) and completed 364 of 555 passes (65.6 per cent) for 4,551 yards with 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also ran the ball 19 times for 88 yards and three touchdowns. Mitchell led the Stamps to 13 victories, the highest win total of any CFL quarterback. He was first in the West Division in completions (364), passing yards (4,551), touchdowns (26) and QB rating (96.8). Mitchell had six 300-yard passing games and eight games with multiple touchdown passes. Mitchell also started the Western Final and completed 15 of 24 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns and added one carry for two yards. He started the Western Final and completed 25 of 38 passes for 381 yards and two touchdowns and rushed twice for seven yards. He was the West Division nominee for Most Outstanding Player and was named a West Division all-star. Mitchell was also the recipient of the Herm Harrison Memorial Award for his work in the community.

 

2014

(Calgary) Mitchell dressed for 17 games (14 starts) and completed 264 of 417 passes (63.3 per cent) for 3,389 yards with 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions. His 98.3 efficiency rating was the highest in the league. His longest pass was a 102-yard touchdown to Maurice Price in the season-opener against Montreal. He 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 Week 13 after suffering knee and ankle injuries on Sept. 13. He dressed for Weeks 14 and 15 but did not play. Mitchell started the Western Final — his first playoff start — and completed 14 of 22 passes for 336 yards and four touchdowns while rushing twice for five yards and a touchdown. He also started the Grey Cup and earned MVP honours after completing 25 of 34 passes for 334 yards and one interception and adding four rushes for 19 yards.

 

2013

(Calgary) Mitchell dressed for all 18 games and made three starts. He saw significant playing time on July 20 and again on Sept. 2 in relief of Kevin Glenn. He got his first CFL start on July 26 and was named the CFL’s offensive player of the week after he completed 29 of 33 passes for 376 yards and three touchdowns. Mitchell 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 per cent) for 1,156 yards with 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.

 

2012

(Calgary) 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 during the regular season he 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 Western Semi-Final and five times for seven yards and one touchdown in the Western Final. In the West final, he had one pass completion for 42 yards. 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.

 

Notable

First game: July 1, 2012, vs Montreal

First rushing touchdown: July 12, 2012, at Montreal

First touchdown pass: Sept. 14, 2012, vs Winnipeg

Milestone (100th touchdown pass): July 22, 2017, vs Saskatchewan

Milestone (25,000 passing yards): June 29, 2019, vs BC

Milestone (30,000 passing yards): Oct. 29, 2021, at Ottawa

Record-breaker: Tied Jeff Garcia’s CFL record for most consecutive wins to start a career with seven

Record-breaker: Became Stampeders’ all-time leader in pass completions on Oct. 23, 2021

Playoff standout: Named Grey Cup MVP in 2014 and 2018

West Division all-star: 2015, 2016, 2018

CFL All-Star: 2016, 2018

Honoured: Stamps’ nominee for Most Outstanding Player in 2015, 2016 and 2018

Honoured: West Division finalist for Most Outstanding Player in 2015, 2016 and 2018

Honoured: CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 2016 and 2018

Honoured: Named to the CFL’s all-decade team for 2010-19

Herm Harrison Memorial Award: 2015 and 2016

 

College

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. 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 was an 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 (2008-09) with the Mustangs, 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.

 

Personal

Mitchell threw for 2,451 yards, 37 touchdowns and just 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 interdisciplinary liberal arts major in college. Mitchell has previously hosted his own radio show and is currently co-host of a podcast with curler Ben Hebert, a two-time Olympian and four-time Brier champion.

Seasons

Passing

YEAR TEAM GP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
2012
CGY 18 12 21 168 2 2 8.0
2013
CGY 18 94 135 1156 10 3 8.6
2014
CGY 17 264 417 3389 22 8 8.1
2015
CGY 18 364 555 4551 26 13 8.2
2016
CGY 18 412 606 5385 32 8 8.9
2017
CGY 18 349 546 4700 23 11 8.6
2018
CGY 18 356 585 5124 35 14 8.8
2019
CGY 11 274 415 3464 19 11 8.3
2021
CGY 11 211 325 2594 10 13 8.0
Total
147 2336 3605 30531 179 83 8.5

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2012
CGY 18 34 67 5 2.0 10
2013
CGY 18 35 151 2 4.3 26
2014
CGY 17 35 232 4 6.6 20
2015
CGY 18 19 88 3 4.6 15
2016
CGY 18 14 60 0 4.3 20
2017
CGY 18 3 17 0 5.7 9
2018
CGY 18 16 108 0 6.8 21
2019
CGY 11 2 4 0 2.0 4
2021
CGY 11 4 19 0 4.8 11
Total
147 162 746 14 4.6 26

Game Log

Passing

DATE WEEK OPP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
08-07
1 TOR 23 35 252 1 1 7.2
08-12
2 BC 21 38 290 0 4 7.6
09-11
6 EDM 23 42 276 1 1 6.6
09-17
7 HAM 16 28 170 0 1 6.1
10-02
9 SSK 16 25 184 2 1 7.4
10-09
10 SSK 20 28 296 1 2 10.6
10-16
11 BC 22 32 270 1 0 8.4
10-23
12 SSK 21 31 311 1 3 10.0
10-29
13 OTT 22 29 242 0 0 8.3
11-12
15 BC 20 26 264 3 0 10.2
11-20
16 WPG 7 11 39 0 0 3.5
11-28
17 SSK 26 36 285 0 2 7.9
Total
237 361 2879 10 15 7.8

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
08-07
1 TOR 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-12
2 BC 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-11
6 EDM 1 11 0 11.0 11
09-17
7 HAM 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-02
9 SSK 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-09
10 SSK 1 5 0 5.0 5
10-16
11 BC 2 3 0 1.5 2
10-23
12 SSK 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-29
13 OTT 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-12
15 BC 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-20
16 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-28
17 SSK 1 2 0 2.0 2
Total
5 21 0 4.9 20