Former Utah State quarterback and current Montreal Alouettes signal-caller Anthony Calvillo was named the Canadian Football League Offensive Player of the Week after his milestone performance in Saturday's season-opening win over Hamilton.
Calvillo, who played at USU from 1992-93, opening his 15th CFL season by completing 25-of-37 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. The veteran also showed that he still has the ability to run the ball, carrying five times for 23 yards. The biggest play of the day came when Calvillo connected with Jason Armstead for a 22-yard play that put him ahead of Danny McManus (53,255 yards) for second on the all-time CFL passing list. Damon Allen holds the CFL career passing record with 72,381 yards from 1985-2007.
Calvillo still holds the USU single-season total offense school record of 3,260 yards in 1993. as well as a school record 469 passing attempts that season. As an Aggie, Calvillo had six 300-yard passing games during the 1993 season, and also still holds the school record for touchdown passes in a game with five, a feat he accomplished twice. Calvillo also sits at No. 31 in the NCAA record book for career total offense per game with 265.4.
Calvillo began his CFL career in Las Vegas in 1994, before playing for Hamilton for three seasons and has spent the last 11 seasons with Montreal.