July 14, 2011

New Touchdown King: Calvillo throws TD 395

CFL.ca Staff

MONTREAL — The Canadian Football League has a new career passing touchdowns record holder.

Montreal Alouettes’ quarterback Anthony Calvillo set the record tonight on his home turf, Percival Molson Stadium. In the first quarter against the Toronto Argonauts, Calvillo threw his 395th career touchdown pass to Eric Deslauriers.

Previous career passing touchdowns record holder, Damon Allen, is proud of Calvillo’s latest accomplishment.

“I remember the first time I was in pursuit of Ron Lancaster’s records and once I broke them, he told me that if there was one person he wouldn’t mind breaking them it was me,’ recalled Allen during a conference call on Wednesday. “In this situation and with what Anthony is doing, I truly believe I can say the same thing.”

Calvillo is also in pursuit of several other league records held by Allen, including: career passing yards, completions and pass attempts. He went into Friday night’s game needing 3,490 passing yards, 68 completed passes and 1,034 attempts to surpass Allen’s remaining records.

“It’s phenomenal to see the things he’s accomplished,” remarked Allen. “But at the same time, records are meant to be broken and I truly understand that.’