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CP NewsAlert: Stampeders QB Bo Levi Mitchell named CFL's outstanding player

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell poses backstage after being named Most Outstanding Player at the CFL Awards held in Toronto on Thursday, November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
November 24, 2016 - 6:10 PM

TORONTO - Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell is the CFL's outstanding player.

Mitchell was honoured Thursday night at the league's awards banquet.

Ottawa Redblacks receiver Ernest Jackson was the other finalist.

The Football Reporters of Canada and nine CFL head coaches voted on the award.

Mitchell, 26, led Calgary to a 15-1-1 record in his 17 starts this season as the Stampeders finished with a league-best 15-2-1 record.

He finished second overall in passing with 5,385 yards and threw a CFL-high 32 touchdown passes.

Jackson was seventh in CFL receiving yards with 1,225 and recorded 88 catches with 10 touchdowns.

Jackson, Greg Ellingson (1,260 yards), Chris Williams (1,246) and Brad Sinopoli (1,036) all cracked the 1,000-yard receiving plateau, the first time in CFL history the same four receivers had over 1,000 yards receiving in consecutive seasons.

Mitchell and Jackson will be busy Sunday as Calgary faces Ottawa in the Grey Cup game at BMO Field.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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