Any current or future Utah State football player wishing for a long professional career would be wise to look to at former Aggie Anthony Calvillo for inspiration.
Nearly two decades after leaving Logan, Calvillo is still going strong after establishing himself as the most prolific QB in Canadian Football League history. Now in his 15th season in the league as the starter for the Montreal Alouettes, the 40-year-old Calvillo is pro football’s all-time leader in passing yards (78,494) in addition to being a three-time Grey Cup champion (2002, 2009 and 2010).
Prior to his CFL career, Calvillo was the Aggies’ starting QB during the 1992 and 1993 seasons after transferring from Mt. San Antonio Junior College in California. In ’93, his school-record 3,260 yards of total offense guided Utah State to its first Big West Conference championship since 1979. The Aggies also earned their first-ever bowl victory with a 42–33 triumph over Ball State in the ’93 Las Vegas Bowl.
Calvillo’s alma mater takes on Toledo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday.