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Anthony Calvillo retires from CFL


It was five months ago that Canadian Football League legend Anthony Calvillo suffered a concussion. Today, he announced his retirement football at the age of 41. Calvillo announced his retirement on Tuesday in front of a room full of reporters at the Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel in downtown Montreal.

Calvillo spent 16 of his 20 seasons as a member of the Montreal Alouettes, where he was the go-to guy for current Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman.

During his playing career, Calvillo set all-time CFL records for passing yards (79,816 ), completions (5,892) and touchdowns (455).

Calvillo played in eight Grey Cups during his career, coming away with three titles. He also earned the honor of the CFL’s most outstanding player in 2003, 2008 and 2009.

With his playing days now in the rear-view mirror, Calvillo will be focusing on finishing up his degree in general studies and he plans to make the moving to coaching in the future.

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