According to the Canadian Press on Wednesday, Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was named the offensive player of the week for week five in the Canadian Football League on Wednesday.
Mitchell, who was making his first start of his Canadian Football League career, completed 29 of 33 passes for 376 yards and three touchdown passes as the Stampeders defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 37-24 on Friday night. With the win, the Stampeders improved to 4-1 and are in second place in the Western Division.
The Montreal Alouettes had the other three players of the week. Linebacker Kyries Hebert was the top defensive player, kicker Sean Whyte was the top special teams player and linebacker Shea Emery was the top Canadian. The Alouettes defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 32-27 on Thursday evening.
With the outstanding performance Mitchell had, Stampeders head coach John Hufnagel will have some difficult decisions to make going forward at the quarterback position. Mitchell, Kevin Glenn and Drew Tate are playing football at a high level and are all legitimate number one quarterbacks.
The Stampeders will next play the undefeated Saskatchewan Roughriders in week seven on Friday, August 9 at McMahon Stadium after getting a bye for week six.