Alouettes QB wins award for third time

Updated: November 26, 2009, 11:43 PM ET
Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta -- Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo was honored Thursday night as the CFL's outstanding player, the second straight year he has won the award and third time overall in his 16-year career.

The 37-year-old Calvillo, set to face Saskatchewan on Sunday in the Grey Cup, completed 72 percent of his passes to lead Montreal to a CFL-best 15-3 record. He had a league-high 108.4 quarterback rating and threw just six interceptions in 550 attempts.

In othe awards, British Columbia defensive end Ricky Foley was selected the most outstanding Canadian, Saskatchewan defenfenive end John Chick was honored as the outstanding defensive player, and Montreal guard Scott Flory took the most outstanding lineman award. Montreal kick returner Larry Taylor was selected the most outstanding special teams player, and British Columbia running back was honored as the most outstanding rookie.


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