former professional Canadian footballer
Marc Calixte is a former Canadian football linebacker for the Calgary Stampeders of the
Canadian Football League.He was drafted with the seventh overall pick in the 2003 CFL
Draft by the Stampeders. He played college football at University of Tennessee-Martin .
Calixte had been the longest-serving player on the Stampeders roster as he joined the team
in 2003 and played 147 regular-season games in his 10 seasons for the Red and White. He
also played in nine playoff contests and was a member of the Stamps’ Grey Cup-winning
squad in 2008.
Marc hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. In 2009, he was inducted as Sports Ambassador of St-Michel,Villeray and Parc-Extension. The year before, he was also Nominated to the young chamber of commerce. After his retirement from the Canadian football league, he joined the Montreal Alouettes staff by becoming defensive assistant coordinator. He also won the coach of the year as a special team coordinator in 2014 with the Concordia football team in the RSEQ.
Marc his one of a few professional athlete who have spend his whole career with the same team. He know the importance of loyalty and dedication.
Marc has been a very important part of the Stampeders for the past decade, said Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel. He was an exceptional special-teams player, provided leadership as the special teams captain and was also an active member of the community. His professionalism and dedication to the game will be missed.