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2011 Payton winner Mitchell signs with CFL team

3:41 PM, Apr 30, 2012   |    comments
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Cheney, WA (Sports Network) - Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, the 2011 Walter Payton Award winner, signed a free agent contract with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL on Monday.

Mitchell participated in a CFL mini-camp earlier this month and went undrafted by the NFL this past week.

The 6-foot-2, 210 pounds native of Katy, Texas, was named the outstanding player in the FCS as a senior, throwing for a nation's-best 364.5 yards per game and 33 touchdowns.

Mitchell played for two seasons at SMU before transferring to Eastern Washington. He threw for 11,595 yards and 106 touchdowns during his collegiate career.

The CFL has been a particularly good landing spot for former Big Sky Conference players, including Eastern Washington linebacker J.C. Sherritt, the 2010 Buck Buchanan Award winner who along with Mitchell led the Eagles to the 2010 FCS national championship

Former Old Dominion defensive lineman Deron Mayo, from Hampton, Va., also was set to sign a free agent contract with the Stampeders on Monday.

Mitchell and Mayo will report to rookie camp on May 30.

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