Mitchell Gale
No. 14     Free agent
Date of birth: (1990-01-07) January 7, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Alva, Oklahoma
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): QB
High school: Alva (OK)
Playing stats at

Mitchell Gale (born January 7, 1990) is an American football quarterback. He played college football at Abilene Christian University and attended Alva High School in Alva, Oklahoma.[1][2] Gale has been a member of the Toronto Argonauts, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calgary Stampeders and BC Lions.

College careerEdit

Gale was a four-year starter at Abilene Christian University. He threw for 97 touchdowns and over 12,000 career yards. Gale and former ACU quarterback Billy Malone became just the third pair of teammates to throw for over 12,000 yards.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 221 lb 5.01 s 1.69 s 2.97 s 4.67 s 7.29 s 29½ in 8 ft 6 in

Gale attended rookie mini-camp with the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League in May 2013.[4]

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

Gale was signed by the Toronto Argonauts on May 16, 2013.[5][6] He was released by the Argonauts on September 2, 2015.[7]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

Gale signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on November 3, 2015.[7]

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

Gale was signed by the Toronto Argonauts on June 10, 2016.[8]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

On July 2, 2016, Gale and Matt Sewell were traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for Shawn Lemon and a conditional 2018 CFL Draft pick.[9] In Week 4 starting quarterback Darian Durant left the game in the early second quarter, thrusting Mitchell Gale into the starting role.[10] Gale made his first career CFL start on July 22, throwing for 354 yards and one touchdown in a come-from-behind victory at home over the Ottawa Redblacks, which was the Roughriders' first win of the 2016 campaign.[11] Gale would also start the following week before Durant returned from his leg injury. Having been eliminated from playoff contention the Riders started Gale at quarterback for the final week of the season.[12] He finished the season having completed 79 out of 137 pass attempts (58%) for 937 yards with 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. On January 27, 2017, about two weeks before becoming a free agent, Gale was released by the Riders along with three of his teammates.[13]

BC Lions Edit

After spending a better part of the 2017 CFL season on the bench for the BC Lions, the organization parted ways with Gale despite his never taking an in-game rep for the team.[14]


  1. "ADMIRALS INSIDER – GALE'S BATTLE UNDER CENTRE". June 2, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  2. "Mitchell Gale – 2011 Football". Archived from the original on February 8, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  3. "Mitchell Gale". Archived from the original on March 10, 2015. Retrieved March 10, 2015.
  4. "Ex-ACU QB Mitchell Gale headed to St. Louis this week for Rams' rookie mini-camp". Archived from the original on August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  5. "Mitchell Gale: The Learning Process". May 31, 2013. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  6. "ARGONAUTS ADD PIVOT MITCHELL GALE". May 16, 2013. Archived from the original on February 8, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Tiger-Cats Sign Quarterback Mitchell Gale". November 3, 2015. Archived from the original on January 28, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  8. Zicarelli, Frank (June 12, 2016). "Gale heeding Argonauts' call". Archived from the original on June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  9. "Riders trade Lemon to Argos for Sewell, Gale". July 2, 2016. Archived from the original on July 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  10. "Durant sidelined by injury; Gale in for Riders". 2016-07-16.
  11. "Roughriders rally to 1st win of the season over Redblacks". The Canadian Press (CBC News). 23 July 2016. Archived from the original on 23 July 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  12. "Riders decide to rest dinged-up Durant, so three backup QBs to face Lions" (in en-US). Vancouver Sun. 2016-11-05.
  13. "Riders cut four headed to free agency including Gale, Chambers". 2017-01-27.
  14. "Lions release veterans Foley, Gale –" (in en-US). 2018-03-14.

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