Bo Levi Mitchell has passed Henry Burris to become the all-time passing yardage leader in Calgary Stampeders’ franchise history.
Mitchell entered Calgary’s Week 10 matchup with the B.C. Lions in need of six yards to pass Burris’ record-setting mark of 32,191 yards, which he set during his two stints with the club from 1998 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2011. The quarterback passed that mark early in the first quarter with an eight-yard pass to Shawn Bane Jr.
The Eastern Washington University product was projected to achieve the milestone on the road last week against the Ottawa Redblacks but was held to a measly 137 yards through the air in an ugly 17-3 victory.
Mitchell first joined the Stampeders in 2012 and became the team’s full-time starter in 2014. He owns the best winning percentage among starting quarterbacks in league history, winning two Grey Cups with the Stamps and twice taking home the league’s Most Outstanding Player award.
The 32-year-old native of Katy, Texas was already the team’s all-time leader in completed passes, having surpassed Burris’ record in that category in Week 12 of 2021. He is still 17 majors shy of the all-time passing touchdowns mark.