CFL names best performers of 2017: All-Stars revealed

TORONTO — The Canadian Football League unveiled the 2017 CFL All-Stars on Tuesday.

The All-Stars were selected by the Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and the league’s head coaches.

This is the 55th year in which the CFL has named an All-Star team in recognition of the season’s best performers.

In total, 71 voters selected 27 All-Stars.

*Indicates national player

OFFENCE
QB Mike Reilly EDM
RB Andrew Harris* WPG
REC Brandon Zylstra EDM
REC Greg Ellingson OTT
REC S.J. Green TOR
REC Bryan Burnham BC
REC Duron Carter SSK
C Sean McEwen* TOR
OG Brendon LaBatte* SSK
OG Matt O’Donnell* EDM
OT Stanley Bryant WPG
OT Chris Van Zeyl* TOR

 

DEFENCE
DE Charleston Hughes CGY
DE Willie Jefferson SSK
DT Micah Johnson CGY
DT Almondo Sewell EDM
LB Alex Singleton* CGY
LB Solomon Elimimian BC
SLB Kenny Ladler EDM
CB Chris Randle WPG
CB Ciante Evans CGY
HB  Ed Gainey SSK
HB T.J. Heath WPG
S Taylor Loffler* WPG

SPECIAL TEAMS
K Rene Paredes* CGY
P Ty Long BC
RET Roy Finch CGY

TEAM BREAKDOWN

6 – Calgary Stampeders
5 – Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers,
4 – Saskatchewan Roughriders
3 – BC Lions and Toronto Argonauts
1 – Ottawa REDBLACKS

BY THE NUMBERS

23 – All-Stars from the West Division
4 – All-Stars from the East Division
7 – Nationals named CFL All-Stars

MULTIPLE CAREER CFL ALL-STAR SELECTIONS

5x – Almondo Sewell and Brendon LaBatte
4x – Solomon Elimimian, Andrew Harris, Charleston Hughes and Rene Paredes
3x – Stanley Bryant
2x – Duron Carter, Ciante Evans, S.J. Green, T.J. Heath, Micah Johnson, Taylor Loffler and Chris Van Zeyl

Source: CFL.ca (feature photo: The West division dominated the 2017 CFL all-star team, earning 23 selections to the East’s four.  (Chris Young / THE CANADIAN PRESS)  

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