Two men of faith, Montreal Alouette Anthony Calvillo and B.C. Lion Travis Lulay have been nominated for the “Most Valuable Player” award in the Canadian Football League. Both these men are quarterbacks but also strong Christians. Although Calvillo had grown up in a devout Catholic family in Los Puentes, California, as he grew older, he drifted farther away from his faith. But when a good friend was killed in a car accident, he began to change his attitude towards faith. “I was evaluating my life, what direction it was going in and it felt very empty and that’s when God came into my life,” said Calvillo. The Alouette quarterback is known for his compassion and loyalty. In 2007, when his wife Alexia Kontolemos was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphomas, Calvillo took a leave of absence to care for her. She is now recovered and the couple is happily raising their two daughters.
Lulay too was raised in a Roman Catholic home in Oregon. He admits that his faith has always been a part of who he is. Despite trying times during university where he fought to maintain his relationship with his longtime girlfriend Kim, Lulay managed to keep a 3.91 GPA as well as his faith. Today he is happily married to his wife Kim.
Calvillo won the award in 2003 and has the CFL’s highest quarterback rating at 99. Lulay has also been impressive guiding the B.C. Lions to wins in 9 out of the past 10 games and a rating of 94.3.
Calvillo’s code of conduct [CanadianChristianity]