Former Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell has signed a contract to play football this year for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
Mitchell, who led the Eagles to a national title in 2010 and won the Walter Payton Award last year, said he plans to sign a contract later today and report to rookie camp on May 30.
"It's a childhood dream come true," said Mitchell from his hometown of Katy, Texas.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Mitchell led the nation in passing yards (4,009) and touchdown passes (33) during the regular season. He completed 318 of 503 attempts and had 13 interceptions for the Eagles (6-5).