“All time great” Calvillo honored by Alouettes

This thanksgiving, the Montreal Alouettes showed how appreciative they were for their former legend, quarterback Anthony Calvillo.

With a halftime ceremony against Saskatchewan, the 20-year vet saw his No. 13 retired and banner hung in Percival Molson Stadium. Surrounded by his family and former teammates, the crowd cheered as video messages from Barron Miles, Uzooma Okeke and even Brett Favre praised Calvillo.

There is no question that Calvillo is the greatest quarterback in the history of Montreal and arguably best CFL-only quarterback after he was drafted by the Las Vegas Posse in 1994 and by Hamilton in the 1995 dispersal draft.  He was a five time CFL All-Star, 10 time East All-Star, three time MOP, seven time Terry Evanshen winner and four time CFLPA All Star Team member. Calvillo has six CFL records, including most career passing yards, most career touchdown passes and most passing yards in Grey Cup games.

Calvillo announced his retirement on Jan. 21 with 455 touchdown passes. Only Dan Marino, Peyton Manning, Warren Moon and Favre have more than 400.