Giulio Caravatta

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Giulio Caravatta
Born: (1966-03-20) March 20, 1966 (age 52)
Etobicoke, Ontario [1]
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback/Punter
College Simon Fraser
Career history
As player
1991–1995 BC Lions
1996 Montreal Alouettes
1996–1998 BC Lions

Giulio Caravatta (born March 20, 1966) is a former Canadian football quarterback who currently serves as a Canadian Football League analyst on CKST and Rogers Sportsnet.

A quarterback and punter at Simon Fraser University, Caravatta signed with the BC Lions as an undrafted free agent in 1991.[2] He made his first start on October 21, 1995 against the Baltimore Stallions.[3] Caravatta was selected by the Montreal Alouettes in a dispersal draft to provide the former Stallions with non-import players, but was traded back to the Lions after he refused to report to his new team.[4] He made one start at quarterback late in the season. It would be Caravatta's last career start at quarterback and until November 8, 2015, the last start for any Canadian-born quarterback in the Canadian Football League until Brandon Bridge started for the Montreal Alouettes.[5] In addition to playing quarterback, Caravatta also saw time as a kicker, punter, and holder.

Caravatta's broadcasting career began in 1999 as an analyst on the Lions' pre- and postgame shows. In 2000 he became the team's colour commentator.[6]

Caravatta is also a member of the West Vancouver Fire and Rescue Unit.[7]


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  3. ^ Canadian Press (October 21, 1995). "Lions try untested Canadian at helm". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
  4. ^ "CFL Notes". Toronto Star. June 12, 1996. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
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