Bo Levi Mitchell named finalist for CFL’s top player award
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Bo Levi Mitchell named finalist for CFL’s top player award

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell (19) smiles after the Western Conference practice, in Toronto before playing the Ottawa Redblacks in the 104th Grey Cup game in 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Mitchell started all 18 games for the Stamps this season

He guided Calgary to a league-best 13-5 record -- the Stamps third consecutive first-place finish

TORONTO – Quarterbacks Bo Levi Mitchell of the Calgary Stampeders and Jeremiah Masoli of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are the finalists for the CFL’s outstanding player award.

The CFL made the announcement Thursday.

Mitchell, who won the award in 2016, threw a CFL-high 35 touchdown passes this season. The native of Katy, Texas, helped Calgary (13-5) finish atop the West Division standings.

Masoli finished second among CFL passers with 5,209 yards in his first full season as Hamilton’s starter. He helped the Ticats (8-10) earn second in the East Division with a league-high 12 300-yard passing contests.

The CFL will honour its top individual performers Nov. 22 in Edmonton.

Mitchell hosts a weekly show on our sister station Sportsnet 960 The Fan — The Bo Show.