As Anthony Calvillo embarks on his 18th season in the Canadian Football League, he will have two goals in mind. Winning his fourth Grey Cup in Vancouver and making CFL history.
Winning Grey Cups have not been that easy for the als legend. After winning his first Grey Cup as a 30 years old in 2002, his teams have not had great success before 2009 going 1-5 in the championship game. After two impressive back to back wins including the remarkable classic of 2009 over the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Calvillo and his troops will have added pressure to win three Grey Cups in a row which could be the first time it happens since the Eskimos five in a row during the late 70's early 80's.
On the other side of the coin, sometime during the year he will surpass Damon Allen as the CFL's all time passer. While Allen's journey was relatively easy to get there minus a few injuries, Anthony Calvillo's path has had its ups and downs which had him take a leave of absence during the 2007 season to take care of his wife after she had been going through cancer treatments and of course his own cancer scare after it was diagonosed after suffering a sternum injury vs the Blue Bombers back in August.
So all that adversity that AC has faced in his career, it will just be that much sweeter once he becomes the CFL's all time leading passer.