Eastern’s Mitchell signs with CFL’s Stampeders
Bo Levi Mitchell moved north to attend Eastern Washington after transferring from SMU in Dallas, TX. He’ll move north once again to continue his football career… in the Canadian Football League.
Mitchell signed a deal to play for the Calgary Stampeders on Monday. He will report to rookie camp on May, 30th.
“It’s a great feeling, and not just a great feeling personally for me,” said Mitchell, who started 25 games as an Eagle. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to represent Eastern Washington University like this. Getting this chance to play professional football is a reflection of the hard work by (head coach) Beau Baldwin and (quarterbacks coach) Zak Hill. Without them and my teammates, I’m not here.
“Two years ago I didn’t see myself in this position,” Mitchell added of his transfer two years ago from Southern Methodist University to EWU. “To play on such great teams and with great teammates, it’s nice to see the school recognized beyond college football.”
In two years at Eastern, the Katy, TX native left his mark on the Eagles’ record books. His junior season ended with a comeback win over Delaware in the FCS National Championship Game. Then his senior season, Mitchell won the division’s top individual honor, receiving the Walter Payton Award.
Mitchell will join another Payton Award winner in Calgary. Former Montana great Dave Dickenson is the teams offensive coordinator. Mitchell has reportedly been told by the UM grad, as well as many familiar with the Canadian game, that his style of play should fit in well at the CFL level.