BOZEMAN — Former Montana State quarterback Travis Lulay on Thursday announced his retirement from the Canadian Football League after spending his entire career with the B.C. Lions.
Lulay was named the CFL’s most outstanding player in 2011 and was the MVP of the Grey Cup after leading the Lions to a 34-23 victory over Winnipeg. The native of Aumsville, Oregon, ends his 10-year CFL run ranked third in Lions history with 21,252 passing yards. He threw 127 touchdowns.
Lulay was inducted into the Montana State athletic hall of fame in 2015. He served as the Bobcats’ starting quarterback from 2002-05 and led the team to three Big Sky Conference championships.
He currently ranks No. 1 in Bobcats history in pass completions (889) and pass attempts (1559), and No. 2 in total touchdowns (81), passing yards (10,746) and total offense (12,205 yards).
As a freshman in 2002, Lulay helped the Bobcats defeat Montana 10-7 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, which snapped MSU’s run of 16 consecutive defeats to the Grizzlies. Lulay beat Montana three times in his career.
Lulay spent time professionally in the NFL with the Seahawks and Saints, as well as the Berlin Thunder of the now-defunct NFL Europa before signing with B.C. in 2009.