Travis Lulay announces his retirement from football

Posted at 11:00 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 15:01:23-05

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Former Montana State Bobcat great Travis Lulay has decided to hang up the football cleats. On Thursday, the quarterback announced his retirement from football after playing 10 years for the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League.

In that career, Lulay threw for 21,352 yards and had a total of 150 touchdowns. He had a career record of 48-33. But one of the biggest accomplishments of his career came in 2011 when Lulay led the Lions to victory in the 99th Grey Cup, defeating the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 34-23.

Lulay threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns on his way to being named the Grey Cup MVP.

Lulay has his name all over the Bobcat record books: He ranks second in program history in total offense (12,205 yards), second in career touchdowns responsible for (81), second in career passing yards (10,746), third in career passing touchdowns (58) and ninth in career rushing touchdowns (23). He also rushed for 1,459 yards during his career and has numerous single-game and single-season records.

Lulay was a three-time all-conference selection for the Bobcats and earned all-American recognition, but he’s most known for helping MSU end “The Streak.” Lulay helped lead the Bobcats to a 10-7 win at the University of Montana, snapping the Bobcats’ 16-game losing streak to the Grizzlies.

During his MSU career from 2002-05, Lulay quarterbacked the Bobcats to wins over the Grizzlies in 2002, 2003 and 2005.