Anthony Calvillo

Anthony Calvillo

Infobox CFL player
Name=Anthony Calvillo
team=Montreal Alouettes

Caption=Anthony Calvillo looks down field
with the ball during the 93rd Grey Cup game.
high_school=La Puente High School
College=Utah State
DateOfBirth=Birth date and age|1972|08|23
Birthplace=Los Angeles, California
high_school=La Puente High School
playing_teams=Las Vegas Posse
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Montreal Alouettes

Anthony Calvillo (born August 23, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a Canadian Football League quarterback, currently playing for the Montreal Alouettes.

High school career

While attending La Puente High School, Anthony Calvillo was a two-sport standout in football and basketball.

College career

Calvillo spent two seasons at Mt. San Antonio Junior 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. 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.

CFL career

Anthony started his Canadian Football League career in 1994 with the US expansion Las Vegas Posse. After the Posse folded a year later in the ill-fated CFL US 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. In 1998, Calvillo signed as a free agent with the Montreal Alouettes where he became one of the most outstanding CFL quarterbacks in history. He led the Alouettes to the 2002 Grey Cup for the first time in 25 years where he was named the most valuable player in the game. The 2003 CFL season was stellar for Calvillo where he broke numerous Montreal Alouette passing records completing 408 of 675 passing attempts for 5,891 yards and 37 touchdowns. In 2004, he 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 nominee for Most Outstanding Player for the third consecutive year.

On June 26, 2008, in a game against the Hamilton Tiger Cats, Calvillo surpassed Danny McManus to become the 2nd all-time leading passer in the CFL.

On July 31, 2008, in a game against the Hamilton Tiger Cats, Calvillo became the fourth quarterback in CFL history to reach 300 career touchdown passes.

On August 15, 2008, in a game against the Toronto Argonauts, Calvillo became the second quarterback in CFL history to reach 4,000 career pass completions.

Yearly statistics

Passing stats

Rushing stats


*2004 Fans' Choice Award
*2003 CFL Most Outstanding Player
*2002, 2003 and 2004 East Division Most Outstanding Player
*2002 Grey Cup game Most Outstanding Player
*2002, 2003 CFL All-Star team
*2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 East Division All-Star teams (unanimous selections)
*2002, 2003 CFLPA All-Star team
*2004 CFLPA East Division All-Star team

External links

* [ Montreal Alouettes profile]

NAME= Calvillo, Anthony

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