Lions, Esks and Ticats lead CFL all-star pack

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The B.C. Lions, Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats led all teams Wednesday with five selections apiece to the CFL all-star team roster.

Receivers Adarius Bowman and Derel Walker from the Grey Cup champion Eskimos were honoured, along with defensive tackle Almondo Sewell, cornerback John Ojo and defensive back Aaron Grymes.

Lions offensive tackle Jovan Olafioye earned his fifth career CFL all-star team selection. Other B.C. players included linebacker Adam Bighill, running back Andrew Harris, receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux and punter Richie Leone.

Defensive players led the way for the Tiger-Cats. Defensive tackle Ted Laurent, linebacker Simoni Lawrence and defensive backs Emanuel Davis and Craig Butler were named to the roster along with kick returner Brandon Banks.

Ottawa’s Henry Burris, the league’s most outstanding player, was one of four Redblacks to make the team. The Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders were next with three selections apiece.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers had one selection each. The Toronto Argonauts did not have a league all-star this season.