Anthony Calvillo gave La Puente High School plenty of reasons to break its long-standing tradition of not retiring former athlete's numbers. Over 70,000, in fact.[url=http://www.insidesocal.com/tribpreps/2012/03/la-puente-break.html]http://www.insidesocal.com/tribpreps/20 ... break.html[/url]
On Monday afternoon before a packed gymnasium, the school did just that by retiring Calvillo's No. 13 jersey while he was surrounded by family and old friends.
Calvillo, a 1990 graduate of La Puente, became professional football's all-time leader in passing yards last season as a member of the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes. He has 73,412 career passing yards.
Very cool honor for Calvillo!