November 25, 2018

Bo Levi Mitchell named Grey Cup MVP

Johany Jutras,

EDMONTON — Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was named the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw’s Most Valuable Player after leading his team to a victory over the Ottawa REDBLACKS in the 106th Grey Cup presented by Shaw.

“This is amazing. This is the most amazing feeling I’ve ever had – especially with all the failure – we’ve learned from it,” Mitchell said after accepting the MVP award following the Stampeders 27-16 victory. “I got to say, the reason it’s so sweet is I have the greatest teammates in the world. Defence, they could not wait to tear ya’ll down when you had a bad game. Ya’ll came back and won this championship. I love my entire team. I love Calgary. Thank you.”

The Stampeders pivot threw for 253 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on his way to winning his second career Grey Cup.

The coaches and everybody did an amazing job putting together a great gameplan,” Mitchell said. “Guy’s bought in. We understood the conditions – it was going to be an equalizer. Guys made great plays and we went out there and won the game.

Mitchell took his Stamps to the final game of the 2018 season for the third year in a row after finishing the regular season on top of the West Division with a 13-5 record.

The 28-year-old was also named 2014’s Most Valuable Player in the Stamps’ last championship win. He becomes the seventh player to receive multiple Grey Cup MVP honours.