The Canadian Football Hall of Fame has announced their 2017 Class and it doesn’t get more loaded with offensive firepower than this group.
The headliner for most, is former Quarterback, Anthony Calvillo, the Canadian Football League’s all-time leader in virtually every statistic from his position. Calvillo, a product of Utah State, has 79,816 Passing Yards, by far the most in professional football. He also has 455 Touchdown Passes and 5,892 Completions. He debuted for the Las Vegas Posse, moved to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, but it was his third and final team where he became the best in the CFL.
That team was the Montreal Allouettes, a team he would take to three Grey Cup Titles and where he would win the league’s Most Outstanding Player Award three times.
The elite pivot is joined by former Wide Receiver, Geroy Simon, who is the CFL’s all-time leader in Receiving Yards and receptions. Simon spent twelve of his fifteen seasons in the CFL with the B.C. Lions where he would help them win three Grey Cups. The former Maryland Terrapin would win the Most Outstanding Player Award in 2006.
Two other players and two builders were also selected.
Kelvin Anderson, a two time Grey Cup Champion was a Running Back who topped 1,000 Yards eight times. Out of Southeast Missouri State, Anderson was the 1996 CFL Rookie of the Year.
Canadian Linebacker, Mike O’Shea is second all-time in Tackles in the CFL and is a three time Grey Cup Champion. He is currently the Head Coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Long time Coach and Executive, Stan Schwartz and college Head Coach, Brian Towriss were also chosen.
The ceremony will take place in mid-September of this year.
We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate this latest class.