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TSN has unveiled the CFL's Top 50 Players heading into the 2011 season based on selections by a panel of experts, and this year's top player is Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo.

* Numbers in brackets represent final voting points a player received by the panel polled to obtain the rankings. The order was determined by a cumulative point system based on the individual rankings.
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1. QB - Anthony Calvillo (975)

2010
COMP ATT COMP % YARDS TD INT QB %
380 562 67.6 4,839 32 7 108.1
Career
COMP ATT COMP % YARDS TD INT QB %
5,040 8,032 62.7 68,161 386 197 95.5
Noteworthy
The Alouettes have finished first or tied for first in 10 of the 13 seasons Calvillo has been with the team and a big reason for that success is the veteran quarterback. The future Hall of Famer has led Montreal to three Grey Cup Championships and has been named the CFL Most Outstanding Player three times. He currently sits second only to Damon Allen in both career passing yards and touchdowns and could surpass both those marks this year.

2. QB - Henry Burris (799)

2010
COMP ATT COMP % YARDS TD INT QB %
370 559 66.2 4,945 38 20 101.9
Career
COMP ATT COMP % YARDS TD INT QB %
2,627 4,379 60.0 37,547 237 142 92.3
Noteworthy
Burris was named the 2010 CFL Most Outstanding Player, the second time he was nominated for the award from the West Division and fifth time he was nominated by his team. The veteran QB has two Grey Cup rings and won the Grey Cup MVP in 2008. Burris currently ranks ninth all-time in career passing yards in the CFL.

3. QB - Darian Durant (689)

2010
COMP ATT COMP % YARDS TD INT QB %
391 644 60.7 5,542 25 22 87.2
Career
COMP ATT COMP % YARDS TD INT QB %
808 1,335 60.5 11,026 56 49 85.6
Noteworthy
Since taking over as the full-time starting quarterback in 2009, Durant has twice led the Roughriders to the Grey Cup. In 2009 he was Saskatchewan's nominee for Most Outstanding Player as well as a West Division All-Star. Durant has a Grey Cup ring as a backup for the Riders in 2007.

4. RB - Cory Boyd (602)

2010
ATT YARDS AVG LONG TD
226 1,359 6.0 49 6
Career
ATT YARDS AVG LONG TD
226 1,359 6.0 49 6
Noteworthy
In his first year in the league, Boyd finished just 37 yards shy of the rushing title in helping the Argonauts turn their fortunes around and make the post-season in the East Division. Boyd was named a league all-star in 2010.

5. SB - Jamel Richardson (556)

2010
NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD
97 1,271 13.1 61 7
Career
NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD
393 5,084 12.9 81 36
Noteworthy
Richardson's career took off when he joined the Alouettes from Saskatchewan in 2008. He has been an East Division all-star all three years he's been in Montreal and was named the Grey Cup MVP in 2010.

6. RB - Joffrey Reynolds (527)

2010
ATT YARDS AVG LONG TD
217 1,200 5.5 32 8
Career
ATT YARDS AVG LONG TD
1,489 8,736 5.9 55 50
Noteworthy
Reynolds passed Kelvin Anderson last season for the franchise rushing lead. His 1,200-yard season also placed him inside the top 10 of the CFL's all-time rushing list.

7. OT - Ben Archibald (524)

Noteworthy
The highest rated offensive lineman on the list, Archibald has twice been named a CFL All-Canadian and last year won the league's Most Outstanding Lineman award.

8. WR - Arland Bruce (524)

2010
NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD
86 1,303 15.2 58 8
Career
NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD
602 9,296 15.4 94 76
Noteworthy
Bruce shares the CFL record for most receptions in a game with 16, achieved last season (July 31) against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

9. WR - Nik Lewis (491)

2010
NO. YARDS AVG LONG TD
90 1,262 14.0 74 9
Career
NO. YDS AVG LONG TD
543 8,023 14.8 85 47
Noteworthy
Has recorded over 1,000 receiving yards each year in his seven-year CFL career, and has recorded at least 50 receptions every season.

10. LB - Markeith Knowlton (462)

2010
TKL SACKS INT FUM TD
71 3 3 6 1
Career
TKL SACKS INT FUM TD
310 8 12 12 5
Noteworthy
The first defensive player to crack the list, the third-year Ticat linebacker was named the league's most outstanding defensive player last season.

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