Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Honoured Member Doug Mitchell ('99) is one of seven legendary Canadian football greats slated for induction into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum this fall.
Mitchell, a multi-sport builder from Calgary, initially began his sporting career on the ice with a hockey scholarship to Colorado College. In his senior year, he decided to give football a try and never looked back.
Doug played for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Football Team while completing his law degree, before playing professionally with the BC Lions and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
After his playing career ended, Doug practiced law and proudly served as the sixth Commissioner of the Canadian Football League from 1984 - 1989. His introduction of a salary cap is said to have saved the CFL from folding. He continues to represent the Calgary Stampeders on the league's Board of Governors and is part of the Stamps' executive committee.
Also joining the Hall this year are players Will Johnson, Mike Walker, Nik Lewis, Orlondo Steinauer, and Don Wilson. Former Montreal Alouettes Head Coach Marv Levy joins Mitchell in the builders category.
Congratulations to Doug and all of this year's inductees.