86 – Ben Cahoon (1998 – 2010)

Ben CahoonCahoon played all of his 13 seasons as a slotback in the CFL with the Alouettes, becoming the league’s all-time pass receptions leader at home, on October 11, 2010 against the Calgary Stampeders, catching his 1,007th career pass and surpassing Terry Vaughn prior to retiring that off-season as a Grey Cup champion.


Ben Cahoon will be celebrated tonight!
Alouettes to retire Ben Cahoon’s number 86



 13 – Anthony Calvillo (1998 – 2013)

Anthony CalvilloCalvillo, a five-time CFL All-Star, was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player on three separate occasions over the course of his career and holds league records of 79,816 passing yards, 455 touchdown passes, 5,892 completions and 9,437 pass attempts. He played for 16 seasons in Montreal helping the team win three Grey Cups in 2002, 2009, and in 2010. He was also named the 2002 Grey Cup Most Outstanding Player.


Anthony Calvillo retires after a glorious 20-season career





 27 – Mike Pringle (1996 – 2002)

Mike PringleArguably one of the greatest running backs to ever play in the CFL, Mike Pringle was a key player. He became the fi rst in the league’s history to rush for over 2,000 yards in one season.





 77 – Junior Ah You (1968 – 1981)

Junior Ah YouA two-time Grey Cup champion with the Alouettes, Ah You was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive player in 1974. The defensive end played 130 games for Montreal and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1997.

 74 – Peter Dalla Riva (1968 – 1981)

Peter Dalla RivaDalla Riva led the Alouettes in receiving five seasons throughout his career and played in six Grey Cups, winning three.

 63 – Pierre Desjardins (1959 – 1965)

A native Montrealer, the popular offensive lineman helped the Alouettes win their second Grey Cup championship in 1970 as the team’s offensive captain.

 28 – George Dixon (1959 – 1965)

George DixonA two-time CFL All-Star, Dixon was named the league’s Most Outstanding Player in 1962. He averaged 6.3 yards per carry as a running back over seven seasons with the Alouettes.

 75 – Hal Patterson (1954 – 1960)

Hal PattersonInducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1971, Patterson was named CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 1956 and set a league record for most receiving yards in a game.

 92 – Sam Etcheverry (1952 – 1960)

Sam EtcheverryKnown as The Rifle, Etcheverry was named the league’s Most Outstanding Player in 1954, and still holds the record for most passing yards in a Grey Cup game with 508. He eventually became head coach of the Alouettes and won the Grey Cup in his first season.¸

 78 – Virgil Wagner (1946 – 1954)

Wagner played nine seasons with the Alouettes. The dominant running back was a four-time East All-Star.

 56 – Herb Trawick (1946 – 1957)

Herb TrawickTrawick was the first African American to play in the CFL and was selected as an East Division All-Star on seven occasions.