Anthony Calvillo
American and Canadian football quarterback
Anthony Calvillo
Anthony Calvillo is an American born Canadian Football League quarterback, currently playing for the Montreal Alouettes. He is the all-time professional football passing yards leader and first in all-time CFL passing yards. In his career, he has passed for over 70,000 yards and is one of five professional quarterbacks to have completed over 400 touchdown passes.
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Who is the best CFL quarterback of all time? [Photos]
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
The Montreal Alouettes' long-time starting quarterback Anthony Calvillo announced his retirement this week.
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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Als quarterback Anthony Calvillo announces retirement
Yahoo News - about 3 years
MONTREAL - Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo has announced his retirement.
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Alouettes quarterback Calvillo leaning toward retiring after 20-year career
Yahoo News - over 3 years
MONTREAL - Quarterback legend Anthony Calvillo says he is leaning toward retiring.
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Neiswander getting comfortable at QB as Alouettes learn to live without Calvillo
Yahoo News - over 3 years
MONTREAL - Josh Neiswander may only be the caretaker until Anthony Calvillo returns, but the 27-year-old is starting to look comfortable as the Montreal Alouettes quarterback.
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Neiwsander gets the nod to replace the injured Calvillo as Alouettes host Lions
Yahoo News - over 3 years
MONTREAL - The struggling and injury-ravaged Montreal Alouettes will get yet another look at life after Anthony Calvillo.
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Berry looking to get Calvillo, Alouettes offence back in a groove
Yahoo News - over 3 years
Doug Berry and Anthony Calvillo are together again.
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Oilers great says CFL not an option for Tebow
Houston Chronicle - almost 4 years
Warren Moon doesn’t think Tim Tebow’s skills would translate in the CFL game. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Tim Tebow is looking for a job after being released by the New York Jets on Monday. Oilers Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon doesn’t believe the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner’s search should progress north of the border. In a radio interview on Wednesday, Moon said the Canadian Football League, which features a larger field and just three downs, isn’t the ideal place for Tebow to prove he can play the quarterback position. “You have to be able to throw the ball up there, if anything. They throw the ball a lot. It’s only three downs, so the passing game is much more important up there, and there’s a lot more field to cover,” Moon said in an interview with SportsRadio 610. “If you can’t throw the football, it doesn’t matter where you play quarterback,” he said. “You have to be able to throw it. That’s his biggest problem, just being able to complete passes, be an accura ...
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Anthony Calvillo propels Montreal Alouettes past the Saskatchewan Roughriders
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Anthony Calvillo produced 298 total yards and three touchdowns to propel the Montreal Alouettes to a 34-28 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in windy conditions at Mosaic Stadium.
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Calvillo ready for a lunar eclipse
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Anthony Calvillo turns 40 on Thursday at a time when the Als’ precision pivot has essentially turned back the clock in recent weeks.
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Coming of age
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Of all the numbers Anthony Calvillo has managed during his CFL career, Drew Tate is impressed with the one he will hit Aug. 23.
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Loss left Als in third place - Montreal Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo watches from the sideline during the second half of their CFL football game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Hamilton September 5, 2011. ... - -
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Walling: why replacing an ineffective starter isn't so bad - TSN
Google News - over 5 years
Sure, maybe in some cases it's true when the quarterback is a Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers or Anthony Calvillo. But when quarterbacks are inconsistent or close in quality then you play the one that fits the bill at the time
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Calvillo forgets knee pain, predicts hand pain - CJAD (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
In a no-pain, no-gain world, Anthony Calvillo predicts he can be better if he ends up with a sore throwing hand after Labour Day in Steeltown. The Als' starter quarterback suggests he needs a more blue-collar work ethic against the Tiger-Cats (live on
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From a purely football angle, this Labour Day Classique should be a good one - Hamilton Spectator
Google News - over 5 years
Calvillo leads Als Quarterback Anthony Calvillo leads the Montreal Alouettes into Ivor Wynne Stadium to face the Hamilton Ticats in the Labour Day Classique on Monday. If it's any consolation to the black-and-gold hearted, there have been at least four
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Late Calvillo pick proves costly against Stamps - Montreal Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
Montreal Alouettes' quarterback Anthony Calvillo looks to throw the ball during the first half of their CFL football game against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Alberta, August 27, 2011. ... - -
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Howard has impact on Esks D - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
After just two games with the Eskimos, Marcus Howard has established himself on the Eskimos defence with two sacks on Anthony Calvillo last week. (Andre Forget, QMI Agency) He doesn't have a win with the Edmonton ... -
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Calvillo on Damon Allen's heels - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo looks down field for a receiver during Thursday 27-4 win over the Edmonton Eskimos at Percival Molson Stadium in Montreal. Calvillo is only 2125 yards away from passing Damon Allen for all-time passing ... -
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Eskimos wary of Als' Whitaker - Montreal Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
By Chris O'Leary, Postmedia News August 10, 2011 MONTREAL — When you think of the Montreal Alouettes, you likely think of star quarterback Anthony Calvillo. Fair enough. The veteran pivot is putting his stamp on the Canadian Football League's record
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Anthony Calvillo
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 42
    After the firing of Alouettes Head Coach Tom Higgins, Calvillo was named the Quarterbacks coach for the Alouettes on August 22, 2015.
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    On January 29, 2015, Calvillo was appointed as the receivers coach.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012 in honour of the 100th Grey Cup, Canada Post used his image on a series of commemorative postage stamps. The image was also used on presentation posters and other materials to promote the Grey Cup game and other celebrations associated with the centennial.
    On January 29, 2015, the Montreal Alouettes announced he was hired as their receivers coach.
    More Details Hide Details Calvillo was born in Los Angeles, California. While attending La Puente High School, he was a two-sport standout in football and basketball. He is of Hispanic-American descent. Calvillo spent two seasons at Mt. San Antonio College before transferring to Utah State University in 1992. After a solid junior year as starting quarterback, he had a terrific senior season in 1993. He set a school record with 3,260 yards of total offense in the regular season, and he also set a school record with 5 touchdown passes in a single game (he did it twice). With Calvillo leading the offense, USU won the Big West Conference championship for the first time since 1979. The Aggies finished the year with a 42-33 win over Ball State in the Las Vegas Bowl; Calvillo passed for 386 yards and 3 touchdowns to win MVP honors. It was Utah State's first-ever bowl victory.
  • 2014
    Age 41
    On December 15, 2014, the Montreal Alouettes announced that Calvillo would be joining the team as an offensive coach in 2015.
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    On October 13, 2014, the Alouettes organization retired Calvillo's number 13 in a half-time ceremony.
    More Details Hide Details Calvillo and his wife Alexia have two daughters and reside year-round in Montreal.
    On October 13, 2014, Calvillo's jersey number, #13, was retired in a halftime ceremony at McGill Stadium.
    More Details Hide Details Upon his retirement, he was the last active player that played for an American-based CFL team during its expansion to the US in the mid-1990s.
    On January 21, 2014 Calvillo announced his retirement from professional football.
    More Details Hide Details Before his retirement, he was offered the offensive coordinator position with the Alouettes but declined.
    Calvillo announced his retirement on January 21, 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 40
    On October 18, 2013 the Montreal Alouettes general manager and head coach Jim Popp announced that Calvillo would not be returning to play for the remainder of the 2013 season.
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    On September 4, 2013 the Al's placed Calvillo on the 9-game injury list.
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    In Week 8 of the 2013 CFL season Calvillo left the game after taking a hit from Saskatchewan's Ricky Foley.
    More Details Hide Details Three days after the game it was announced that he had suffered a concussion, and missed the Week 9 game against the BC Lions and the Week 10 game against the Toronto Argonauts.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    Calvillo signed a 2-year contract on December 13, 2012, the deal keeps him with the Al's through the 2014 season.
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    In 2012, Calvillo became the only player in football history to pass 5,000 yards seven times in his career.
    More Details Hide Details He reached 4,000 yards passing eleven times in his career (a CFL record), only Peyton Manning has reached the 4,000 mark more times in his career with fourteen 4,000 yard seasons. He also set another CFL record having 8 consecutive 300+ passing yards games in a single season, breaking the record he shared with Doug Flutie.
  • 2011
    Age 38
    Then, on October 10, 2011, Calvillo completed a touchdown pass to Jamel Richardson to become professional football's all-time leading passer, in the Alouettes' third and final game against the Toronto Argonauts that year.
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    On July 15, 2011, in a game against the Toronto Argonauts, Calvillo completed his CFL record 395th career touchdown pass to Éric Deslauriers.
    More Details Hide Details On August 4 of that same season, and again against the Argonauts, Calvillo completed his 5159th pass completion to Brandon London to move past Damon Allen to become the leader in that category as well.
  • 2010
    Age 37
    In a post-game interview, he revealed that he would be undergoing off-season surgery to remove a lesion on his thyroid that was discovered after he injured his sternum during the season. On December 21, 2010, it was reported that Calvillo had successful thyroidectomy surgery to remove a cancerous lesion.
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    As of the 2010 CFL season, Calvillo is 3-5 in Grey Cup Championship Games.
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    Calvillo won his third Grey Cup on November 28, 2010 at 98th Grey Cup in Edmonton, Alberta where he defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 21-18 for the second year in a row.
    More Details Hide Details He added to his record total of passing yards in Grey Cup games with 2470 yards, as well as setting the record for Grey Cup starts with eight.
  • 2009
    Age 36
    On July 23, 2009, he surpassed Canadian Football Hall of Famer Ron Lancaster's 334 career touchdown passes to move into second place all time.
    More Details Hide Details He sat out two games during the regular season, but still accumulated 4639 yards while posting a remarkable 72.0% completion rate, the second best single-season completion rate in CFL history behind Dave Dickenson's 73.98% mark set in 2005. Calvillo led Montreal to a 16-point fourth quarter comeback victory in the 97th Grey Cup on Nov. 29, when the Alouettes defeated the Saskatchewan Roughriders 28-27 on a last-second field goal known as the "13th Man" finish.
    In 2009, Calvillo added to his club records while reaching more CFL milestones.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    Calvillo led the Montreal Alouettes to the 2008 Grey Cup final, which the Alouettes lost 22-14 to the Calgary Stampeders.
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    With 5,633 passing yards and 43 touchdown passes, Calvillo won the 2008 Most Outstanding Player award.
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    On August 15, 2008, in a game against the Toronto Argonauts, Calvillo became the second quarterback in CFL history after Damon Allen to reach 4,000 career pass completions.
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    The 2008 CFL season saw Calvillo hit a number of career milestones.
    More Details Hide Details On June 26, in a game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Calvillo surpassed Danny McManus to become the second-all-time leading passer in the CFL. On July 31, in another game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Calvillo became the fourth quarterback in league history to reach 300 career touchdown passes.
  • 2005
    Age 32
    During the 2005 CFL season, Calvillo and the 2005 Montreal Alouettes would again accomplish the feat of four receivers on one team all going over 1000 yards receiving in the same season (which had never been accomplished before the 2004 Alouettes precedent-setting team).
    More Details Hide Details The 2005 Alouettes set of receivers going over 1000 yards receiving were Kerry Watkins (1364 yards), Terry Vaughn (1113 yards), Ben Cahoon (1067 yards), and Dave Stala (1037 yards).
  • 2004
    Age 31
    With Calvillo quarterbacking the Alouettes' offence, the 2004 Alouettes became the first team in CFL history with four receivers on one team all going over 1000 yards receiving in the same season: Ben Cahoon (1183 yards), Jeremaine Copeland (1154 yards), Thyron Anderson (1147 yards), and Kwame Cavil (1090 yards).
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    In 2004, with 6,041 passing yards, Calvillo became the fourth quarterback in CFL history to pass for more than 6,000 yards in a single season (Doug Flutie, David Archer, and Kent Austin being the other three), earning him the East Division nomination for Most Outstanding Player for the third consecutive year.
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  • 2003
    Age 30
    During the 2003 CFL season, Calvillo broke numerous Montreal Alouette passing records, completing 408 of 675 passing attempts for 5,891 yards and 37 touchdowns.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    He led the Alouettes to the 2002 Grey Cup, their first in 25 years, where he was named the most valuable player in the game.
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    Calvillo won three Grey Cup championships in 2002, 2009, and 2010, and named Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details He also won the CFL's Most Outstanding Player Award three times, in 2003, 2008, and 2009, which ties him for second all-time behind Doug Flutie.
  • 1998
    Age 25
    In 1998, Calvillo signed as a free agent with the Montreal Alouettes, where he became one of the most outstanding CFL quarterbacks in history.
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  • 1994
    Age 21
    After not being drafted by an NFL team, Calvillo started his Canadian Football League career in 1994 with the US expansion Las Vegas Posse.
    More Details Hide Details After the Posse folded a year later in the CFL U.S. expansion experiment, Calvillo was selected first overall by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the dispersal draft. While in Hamilton, Calvillo served as a backup quarterback to players such as Steve Taylor and Matt Dunigan.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born in 1972.
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