Ex-star quarterback Anthony Calvillo will become ambassador for the Montreal Alouettes, the Canadian Football League concession announced in a press release Friday.
In addition to his new role with the Birds, Calvillo will keep his position on the coaching staff of the Carabins at the University of Montreal.
The American will be called upon to comment on news from the Alouettes and the world of football on the various digital platforms of the Montreal team.
“It’s almost impossible to mention the word Alouettes without thinking of Anthony, because the two are linked forever. It was therefore natural for us to maintain the family link with the greatest quarter of the history of our organization and even our league, ”declared Alouettes president Mario Cecchini.
Calvillo has spent 20 seasons in the pro, including the last 16 with the Alouettes.
“I have always carried the Alouettes, Montreal and Quebec in my heart and I intend to be able to use my new role to get more involved with the Alouettes by reaching out to both fans of the team and people in the business community, ”Calvillo said.
The former Los Angeles, Calif., Player holds numerous CFL records, including most passing yards at 79,816.
He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2017, after winning the Gray Cup with the Alouettes in 2002, 2009, 2010. Additionally, Calvillo’s jersey was retired by the Birds in October 2014.