CFL legend Anthony Calvillo big-timed nobody

CFL legend Anthony Calvillo at his retirement press conference Jan. 21, 2014. (QMI Agency)

CFL legend Anthony Calvillo at his retirement press conference Jan. 21, 2014. (QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

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Anthony Calvillo's CFL career could not have started more inauspiciously than it did back in 1994 as a member of the expansion Las Vegas Posse.

The kid from La Puente, Calif., a Los Angeles suburb, practised with the Posse in the parking lot of the Riviera Hotel and then played in front of a couple of thousand friends and family members at Sam Boyd Stadium. Attendance was so bad that the team's last home game of the season was played on the road instead.


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