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In Canadian football, the potential of the games greatest players isnt always obvious during the early stages of their careers. And Anthony Calvillo is no exception. He came to the CFL in the most unusual of circumstances, the 21-year-old quarterback of a CFL expansion team in Las Vegas that spent its one and only season playing before crowds that resembled friends and family. That first season, he completed 44 per cent of his passes and threw more interceptions than touchdowns while the team stumbled to a 5-13 record and then folded. Had Calvillo hung up his cleats right then and there, no one would have blamed him. And no one would have remembered him, either. At that time, he was about as anonymous as a CFL player could be. All of which makes more remarkable the journey hes taken over the past 20 years, retiring as the all-time leading passer in pro football history, three Grey Cup rings and a legacy in Canadian football that is virtually unmatched. The lesson of Anthony Calvillos career is that those who become stars in the Canadian game are rarely those who possess eye-popping physical attributes, or who arrive with bona fide star power. They are, instead, usually players whose full skill sets arent obvious right away, requiring a combination of humility, determination, patience and smarts to reach their potential. And in Calvillos case, he needed every one of those qualities to get him to the top. Calvillos time in Las Vegas was followed by a move to Hamilton for three seasons where he served primarily as backup quarterback for the Tiger-Cats, followed by two more with Montreal where he once again played the understudy, this time under CFL great, Tracy Ham. If there was greatness ahead of him at that time, only Calvillo would have known it. Yet six years into his professional career, following Hams retirement after the 1999 season, Calvillo took the reins in Montreal looking like someone whod been succeeding at the Canadian game all his life. It turns out Calvillo had made good use of those first half-dozen years in the league, refining his craft, learning from his own mistakes and those of others, quietly turning himself into someone who was ready and able to engineer a CFL offence. When his time came to become a starter with Montreal, he was meticulous and calm, the consummate professional who could command respect from those around him with his approach to the game and unmatched level of preparedness. Had his success come earlier in his career, Calvillo might not have lasted as long as he did in the CFL. But when the National Football League comes looking for players in Canada, it tends to value youth and overhwelming physical skills. To appreciate Anthony Calvillo, you couldnt just look at tape or watch him at a workout. You had to see him game-in and game-out to understand the consistency, how rarely his instincts betrayed him and what a winner he was. That recogntion didnt come quickly in Canada either, however. Consider that when TSN did its Top 50 all-time players list in 2006, a survey of football media from across the country, Calvillos name wasnt on it. It wasnt truly until the final half-dozen years of his career that Calvillo began to receive his due as one of the leagues all-time greats, as the success he accumulated year after year became impossible to ignore. Calvillo is the last player to have played for a U.S. expansion team to retire, closing the book on that desperate chapter of CFL history but at the same time reminding us it wasnt all bad. If it werent for the Las Vegas Posse, would Calvillo have ever played in the CFL? And even if he had surfaced elsewhere in the league, would his journey somehow have turned out differently? Its been a great ride for Anthony Calvillo, the rare CFL player who retires as a nationally recognized name in Canada. From the unlikeliest of beginnings to the highest of accolades, he earned everything he got along the way. Dave Naylor can be heard weekdays from 4pm-7pm as the host of TSN Drive on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto. Wholesale Soccer Jerseys . I kept my eyes focused up on the camera during each approach. I just tried to stay focused on my form, as I didnt know what the ball reaction was. I was quite emotional at the end. I did not actually see any of the shots in the game until I got home and watched the video. Fake Soccer Jerseys . 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He then had arthroscopic surgery on Oct. 24 because of a bacterial infection in his hip.BOULDER, Colo. -- Long after the kids from Kansas have started raking in their NBA bucks, Askia Booker of Colorado will still be talking about the day he struck it big -- the day he made the shot at the buzzer to beat the Jayhawks. Booker grabbed an in-bounds pass, dribbled twice, took two long steps, then launched the 3-pointer that gave Colorado a 75-72 victory Saturday and left him gasping for air underneath a pile of court-storming Buffs fans. It was Colorados first win over No. 6 Kansas (6-2) in the last 20 tries -- a stretch dating to 2003. "Unless Im in the NBA championship, thats the only thing that could top that," Booker said. Odds are, he wont be. Many of these Kansas players could. There are, by most estimations, at least two lottery picks and two more first-round prospects on Bill Selfs typically stacked roster. And, yes, that talent gap showed while Colorado (9-1) was squandering a six-point lead over the final 1:44 -- a comeback capped when one of those first-round prospects, Perry Ellis, hit a shot to tie it at 72 with 4 seconds left. But after a timeout, Buffs forward Xavier Johnson squeezed an in-bounds pass from the corner of the backcourt to Booker, who dribbled just past the back foot of the massive Buffs logo at centre court -- or about even with where John Elways courtside seats were located -- and launched the shot from 30 feet. Nothing but net. "Im not sure I ever thought that would happen," Booker said. The fans exploded onto the court, straight past Elway, and gang tackled Booker, a junior who is trying to lead the Buffs to three straight appearances in the NCAA tournament for the first time in history. This win will look mighty good on their resume. Its their ninth straight -- CU hasnt lost since its opener against Baylor -- and it marks only the second CU win in the last 48 meetings between the former Big 12 foes. "Its hard for me to put this win in historical perspective," CU coach Tad Boyle said. "But for where this program is in the evolution stage, this is kind of a hump game." Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie led CU with 15 points each. After Colorado left for the Pac-12, the schools kept the series going mainly because Boyle, who has led this renaissance in Boulder,, is a former Kansas player.dddddddddddd He was on the Jayhawks roster, in fact, back in 1982, when Colorado won one of its very few games over Kansas. Kansas, which won 90-54 in Lawrence last season, still leads one of the most lopsided series west of the Mississippi 123-40. Freshman Andrew Wiggins led the Jayhawks, who had been ranked second but have now lost two of their last three, with 22 points. Frank Mason had 11 and Ellis 10 as Kansas lost despite hitting 52.9 per cent from the floor. "Were not playing very good," Self said. "Were not playing good at all. The pieces just arent quite fitting yet and were trying to find ourselves." CU won this game in part because Boyle abandoned his usual man-to-man defence and put Colorado in a zone, knowing Kansas was most dangerous inside, not at the perimeter. Another key difference: Colorado shot 37 free throws -- 17 more than the Jayhawks, who were in foul trouble almost from the start in this one. Dinwiddie and Booker each missed one of two from the line down the stretch, which helped Kansas pull even after trailing 68-62. Bookers free throw gave CU a 71-68 lead with 18.7 seconds left, and on the next possession, Dinwiddie fouled Wiggins while he was shooting a 3-pointer. But Wiggins made only two of the free throws and Kansas had to foul. Thats when Dinwiddie made one of two, to set up the tying shot from Ellis, then Bookers game-winner -- a nice book end, if you will, with the 3-pointer he made as the first-half buzzer was going off. Bookers two long steps before launching the game-winner were a topic of conversation in the Kansas locker room. "I thought he travelled, but you know that Euro move," Self said. "We let him catch it. Thats a little frustrating." Small consolation on this day, but the last two times Kansas has lost to the Buffs -- 1991 and 2003 -- the Jayhawks have gone on to the Final Four. Theyll be in the mix again this year, for sure. On this magical day in Boulder, the Colorado contingent felt like champs, too. "For our fans and our players, its huge, absolutely," Boyle said. "But I want our fans to understand, its not about Kansas. Its about Colorado. Thats where we need to get this program." ' ' '

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