CFL

Montreal QB Calvillo given key to the city

Quarterback Anthony Calvillo was presented with the key to the city on Friday for his record breaking season with the Montreal Alouettes. Calvillo received the honour from mayor Gerald Tremblay in a ceremony at City Hall.
Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo received the key to the city on Friday from mayor Gerald Tremblay in a ceremony at City Hall. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

Quarterback Anthony Calvillo was presented with the key to the city on Friday for his record breaking season with the Montreal Alouettes.

Calvillo received the honour from mayor Gerald Tremblay in a ceremony at City Hall.

The Los Angeles native set career records for completions, touchdown passes and passing yards during the 2011 CFL season.

"My family and I are extremely touched by receiving such a tremendous honour from the city of Montreal," Calvillo said in a statement. "We live here all year round and this city has been so good to us over the years."

The 39-year-old joined the Alouettes in 1998 after four seasons with Las Vegas and Hamilton. He has been the team's starting quarterback since 2000. He announced recently he would return in 2012 for a 19th CFL season.

"Anthony is without a doubt not only an exceptional athlete, but also a symbol of inspiration and determination for our youth" said Tremblay."By offering Anthony Calvillo the key to the city, we are saluting a great Montrealer and an upstanding citizen."

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