Eastern Washington's Mitchell Signs With CFL Team

Bo Levi Mitchell, Eastern Washington's former standout quarterback, signed a contract with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders on Monday according to a report by Spokane's KREM news channel.

Mitchell was not drafted by an NFL team this past weekend and did not sign an undrafted free agent contract either.

The Katy, Texas native won the 2011 Walter Payton Award after his 2011 campaign. The Payton Award is given to the best offensive player in college football's Division I Subdivision. In 11 starts, Mitchell threw for 4009 yards and 33 touchdowns, leading the Eagles to a 6-5 record.

Mitchell will report to the team's training camp at the end of May. The team's 2012 season officially begins in July.

The quarterback hopes the CFL will cater to his style of play — passing the football at a fast-pace on offense,

"It's a pass-friendly league with a fast-paced offense like I played for under coach Baldwin and (SMU head coach June) Jones. Hopefully that will may it an easier transition, although the defenses I will face will be faster because I'm going up against professional athletes," Mitchell told Eastern Washington's official athletics website.

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