Calgary Stampeders’ Bo Levi Mitchell earns 2nd CFL outstanding player award

Bo Levi Mitchell has his second CFL outstanding player award.The Calgary Stampeders quarterback captured the honour Thursday night at the CFL’s awards banquet.Voting was conducted by members of the Football Reporters of Canada as well as the nine CFL head coaches. A total of 60 voters participated.It’s the second outstanding player honour for Mitchell, who also won it in 2016.Story continues below

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, the last two being tops in the CFL.Mitchell received 47 first-place votes to become the ninth multiple MOP winner in CFL history. He’s the second-youngest to accomplish the feat as Jackie Parker won his second in 1958 at age 26.Mitchell will lead Calgary into the Grey Cup on Sunday against the Ottawa Redblacks. It’s the Stampeders’ third straight championship appearance but they lost both previous times.READ MORE: Stampeders and Redblacks arrive in Edmonton ahead of CFL’s Grey Cup Final Watch below: Some Global News videos about Bo Levi Mitchell.‘This is where I expect to be every year’: Calgary QB on returning to Grey Cup