EDMONTON — Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell of the Calgary Stampeders was named the CFL’s outstanding player Thursday night.
Mitchell was honoured at the CFL’s awards banquet.
Voting was conducted by members of the Football Reports of Canada as well as the nine CFL head coaches.
It’s the second outstanding player honour for Mitchell, who also won in 2016.
Mitchell, 28, had a CFL-high — and career-best — 35 touchdown passes this season in leading Calgary to the league’s best regular-season record (13-5).
The native of Katy, Tex., threw for 5,124 yards, recorded 42 completions of 30-plus yards and had a TD-to-interception ratio of 2.5, both tops in the CFL.
Mitchell becomes the ninth multiple winner in CFL history and is the second-youngest to accomplish the feat. Jackie Parker won his second in 1958 at age 26.
Mitchell will lead Calgary into the Grey Cup game Sunday against the Ottawa Redblacks. It’s the Stampeders’ third straight championship appearance but they’ve lost both previous times.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, the CFL’s second-leading passer with 5,209 yards this season, was the finalist.
Note to readers: This is a corrected version of an earlier story. Bo Levi Mitchell previously won the MOP award in 2016, not 2015.