Montreal • Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo announced Tuesday that he is retiring following 20 memorable seasons in the CFL, closing one of the greatest careers in all of professional football.
The longtime face of the franchise and five-time CFL All-Star was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player on three separate occasions over the course of his career and holds league records of 79,816 passing yards, 455 touchdown passes, 5,892 completions and 9,437 pass attempts.
"It has been quite a ride! As a kid growing up in California, I never thought that it would be possible to play professional football for 20 years in a country and a city that I knew nothing of," Calvillo said in a statement. "I will forever be thankful to our owner Bob Wetenhall and General Manager Jim Popp for allowing this franchise to have all the success that we have had over the years. The city of Montreal and all the great Alouettes fans across the Province of Quebec have embraced me and that feeling is mutual."