The Montreal Alouettes have brought back a familiar face.
Canadian Football Hall of Fame quarterback Anthony Calvillo has agreed to return to the team as an ambassador. He will be producing content for the team’s digital platforms and work to support the team’s efforts in the community with its fans and partners.
“It is almost impossible to mention the name Alouettes without thinking of Anthony, as the two will be forever linked. So it was only natural for us to maintain our family ties with the team and league’s greatest quarterback of all-time,” said Alouettes President Mario Cecchini in a press release.
“On top of his on-field feats, this adoptive son of Quebec took roots here and we will mutually help ourselves extend then. There is no doubt that his presence will allow us to deepen our relationship with our fans.”
Calvillo retired in January 2014 following one of the greatest careers in CFL history. The three-time league Most Outstanding Player passed for 79,816 yards and 455 touchdowns over twenty seasons in the league, both of which remain all-time records.
“I am very happy to once more be implicated with the Alouettes, and it will be a natural fit for me to represent the organization for which I will be associated with for all of my life,” said Calvillo. “The Alouettes, the City of Montreal and the Province of Quebec will always hold a special place in my heart and I plan on using my new role to connect even more with our fans, as well as with people of the business community.”
The native of Los Angeles spent three seasons as an assistant coach with the Als following his retirement, including a stint as the team’s offensive coordinator. He served as the quarterbacks coach in Toronto in 2018 before leaving to become the assistant head coach at the University de Montreal in 2019.
Calvillo will remain in his role with the Carabins while serving as the Alouettes’ team ambassador.