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Stampeders, former Eastern Washington QB Bo Levi Mitchell wins second CFL outstanding player award

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, a former EWU star, lifts the trophy after the team’s 22-14 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the Canadian Football League’s West Division final in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh / Associated Press)
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, a former EWU star, lifts the trophy after the team’s 22-14 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the Canadian Football League’s West Division final in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh / Associated Press)
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EDMONTON, Alberta – Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell won his second CFL’s outstanding player award Thursday night.

The former Eastern Washington star from Katy, Texas, also won in 2015. He will lead Calgary into the Grey Cup game Sunday against the Ottawa Redblacks.

“I think the first one, people are rooting for you, in your corner,” Mitchell told members of the media after accepting his award. “Everybody wants to see change and new faces. When guys are repeat winners it becomes that much harder to win and that much harder to get somebody to vote. The second one is amazing and hopefully there’s more to come.”

Mitchell, 28, has also won a Grey Cup and Grey Cup MVP in five seasons as Calgary’s starting quarterback. He’ll start his fourth Grey Cup on Sunday.

Mitchell had a CFL-high – and career-best – 35 touchdown passes in leading Calgary to the league’s best regular-season record (13-5). He threw for 5,124 yards.

Hamilton quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, the CFL’s second-leading passer with 5,209 yards this season, was the East Division finalist.

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