October 18, 2005 13:32 ET

The Montreal Alouettes/Anthony Calvillo Honoured: With 435 Passing Yards, He is Named CFL Player of the Week

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2005) - Montreal Alouettes' quarterback Anthony Calvillo was named CFL Offensive Player of the Week for the first time this season, and for the 10th time of his career, after leading the Alouettes to a spectacular 46-44 win over the B.C. Lions.

Calvillo had an outstanding game, completing 35 of 49 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns. Calvillo needs just 23 yards to reach the 5,000-yard mark for the fourth consecutive season.

Linebacker Timothy Strickland was a finalist for Defensive Player of the Week, after making four tackles and an interception against the Lions.

Whitley traded

Montreal Alouettes' General Manager Jim Popp announced today that defensive back James Whitley has been traded to the B.C. Lions for a 2006 draft pick.

Whitley (6'0", 199 lbs.) played 14 games with the Alouettes in 2001 before going to the NFL with the St. Louis Rams, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers between 2002 and 2004. He came back to the Alouettes in 2005 and played nine games. He is 26.

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