League all-stars unveiled

The Canadian Football league unveiled the 2017 CFL all-stars 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-atar team in recognition of the season’s best performers.

In total, 71 voters selected 27 All-Stars. 13 players are first-time all-stars in 2017 and eight Canadians.

*Indicates national player

2017 CFL ALL-STARS

Position Name Team
Quarterback Mike Reilly Edmonton Eskimos
Running Backs Andrew Harris* Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Receivers Brandon Zylstra Edmonton Eskimos
Greg Ellingson Ottawa REDBLACKS
S.J. Green Toronto Argonauts
Bryan Burnham BC Lions
Duron Carter Saskatchewan Roughriders
Centre Sean McEwen* Toronto Argonauts
Offensive Guards Brendon LaBatte* Saskatchewan Roughriders
Matt O’Donnell* Edmonton Eskimos
Offensive Tackles Stanley Bryant Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Chris Van Zeyl* Toronto Argonauts
Defensive Ends Charleston Hughes Calgary Stampeders
Willie Jefferson Saskatchewan Roughriders
Defensive Tackles Micah Johnson Calgary Stampeders
Almondo Sewell Edmonton Eskimos
Linebackers Alex Singleton* Calgary Stampeders
Solomon Elimimian BC Lions
Cover Linebacker Kenny Ladler Edmonton Eskimos
Cornerbacks Chris Randle Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Ciante Evans Calgary Stampeders
Defensive Backs Ed Gainey Saskatchewan Roughriders
T.J. Heath Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Safety Taylor Loffler* Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Kicker Rene Paredes* Calgary Stampeders
Punter Ty Long BC Lions
Special Teams Roy Finch Calgary Stampeders

TEAM BREAKDOWN

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

BY THE NUMBERS

23 – All-Stars from the West Division
4 – All-Stars from the East Division
8 – National 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.

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