Mitchell
Gale
#13 Quarterback
Mitchell
Gale
#13 Quarterback
Height 6'1
Weight 225 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1990-01-07 (28)
Born Alva, OK
School Abilene Christian
INT / NAT INT
Completions 79
Attempts 137
Yards 950
Touchdowns 2

Born: January 7, 1990 – Alva, Oklahoma
2017:  Years as a Lion: 1st   Years in CFL: 5th   Status: International
Career Games: 55   Playoffs: 2   Grey Cup: 0

 

Acquired: Mitchell was signed as a free agent by the Lions in September of 2017.

 

Highlights:
2017: Mitchell joined the Lions in September and spent seven weeks as the team’s third quarterback. Prior to coming to BC, he signed with the Calgary Stampeders in February, but was releases as part of the Stamps’ final roster cut down.

2016: After reuniting with the Toronto Argonauts on June 10, Mitchell was dealt to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on July 2. Gale appeared in 15 games with the Roughriders, including three starts. The Oklahoma native threw for 950 yards with a pair of touchdown passes and three interceptions. He added 62 yards on the ground and one touchdown.

2015: Gale appeared in nine games with the Toronto Argonauts, completing five of his 11 pass attempts for 63 yards and a touchdown. The Argos released Mitchell on September 2. He was picked up by the Hamilton Tiger Cats on November 3 and finished the season with the Ti-Cats.

2014: Mitchell saw an increased role during his second season with the Double Blue. He only threw one pass all season, but it went for a touchdown. He was utilized heavily in the running game, carrying the ball 27 times for 57 yards and one touchdown.

2013: After going undrafted, Mitchell attended a rookie mini-camp with the St Louis Rams. He was not signed by the Rams and opted to take his talents north of the border. Mitchell was signed by the Argonauts on May 16 and appeared in five games as a rookie.

 

College:
2009-2012: Mitchell spent four years at Abilene Christian University, recording 12,109 passing yards and 97 touchdowns while completing 62% of his passes across 45 career contests with the Wildcats. Gale added 163 yards and three rushing touchdowns on 118 carries. The rifle-armed signal caller holds the ACU and Lone Star Conference career records for pass completions, pass attempts and passing yards. The big numbers earned him a nomination for the 2011 Harlon Hill award as Player of the Year in NCAA Division II.

Among his other achievements, Mitchell was a First-Team All-LSC selection in 2010 and earned a Second-Team All-LSC selection and LSC Most Outstanding Offensive Player in 2011. He was a three-time ACU Offensive MVP and was voted Team Captain from 2010 to 2012. Mitchell was a two-time All-American Honorable Mention during his collegiate career as well as being named an Academic All-LSC in 2012.

 

Personal:
Mitchell has always had an interest in sports and science, so majoring in Kinesiology at Abilene Christian was a natural fit for the 27-year-old. Gale-force, as he is referred to by his teammates, began throwing a football at the tender age of four years old. His most memorable moment as an athlete was playing under the Friday night lights during his high school days in his hometown of Alva, OK. Mitchell never says no to watching a Seinfeld marathon and cites 8 Seconds as his favourite movie. A big country music fan, Mitchell lists Garth Brooks and Chris Stapleton as his favourite artists. When Mitchell isn’t throwing touchdown passes, you will find him hunting and fishing. Mitchell says that his grandma is his biggest fan.

Seasons

Passing

YEAR TEAM GP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
2013
TOR 1 3 9 36 0 0 4.0
2014
TOR 1 1 1 1 1 0 1.0
2015
TOR 2 5 11 63 1 0 5.7
2016
SSK 9 79 137 950 2 3 6.9
Total
13 88 158 1050 4 3 6.6

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2013
TOR 5 3 14 0 4.7 9
2014
TOR 18 27 57 1 2.1 11
2015
TOR 9 3 20 0 6.7 12
2015
HAM 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
2016
SSK 15 20 62 1 3.1 11
2017
BC 7 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
55 53 153 2 2.9 12

Game Log

Passing

DATE WEEK OPP COMP ATT YDS TD INT AVG
Total
0 0 0 0 0 0.0

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
09-16
13 CGY 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-22
14 HAM 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-07
16 OTT 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-14
17 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-21
18 EDM 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-28
19 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-04
20 TOR 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
0 0 0 0.0 0