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Born: February 21, 1995 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2017: Years as Lion: 1st Years in CFL: 1st Status: National
Career Games: 0 Playoffs: 0 Grey Cup: 0
The BC Lions selected Mitch in the eighth round (69th overall) of the 2017 CFL Draft. After returning to school for his final year of eligibility in September 2017, he re-signed with the Lions in advance of the 2018 season.
2013-2017: Mitch was a very productive and consistent wide receiver during his five seasons with the University of Saskatchewan. Across 38 career games with the Huskies, Mitch had 198 receptions for 2,961 yards and 24 majors.
Mitch earned a spot on the U Sports first team all-Canadian list after snagging 66 passes and racking up 1,052 yards with seven touchdowns during the 2015 season. Injuries led to Mitch missing a pair of games and a dip in production in 2016. However, he was still able to tally 35 receptions for 423 yards with three scores that year and then enjoyed his second-best career output in 2017 with 52 receptions for 935 yards and a career-high 10 touchdowns.
Mitch’s father, Doug, is a Kinesiology professor at the University of Saskatchewan and he is following in his dad’s footsteps by pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. His most memorable moment on the football field came during his high school days when he was playing for Team Saskatchewan and they erased a 27-point deficit in the final five minutes to beat Team Ontario.
Mitch leads a very active lifestyle and when he isn’t catching touchdown passes, you will most likely find him on the tennis court or playing a round of golf. A big fan of action movies, he cites Inception as his favourite film. Mitch would like to put his Kinesiology degree to good use once his playing days are over as a physiotherapist.