Taylor Loffler joins history with third consecutive CFL all-star nod

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It didn’t take long for Taylor Loffler to add his name to an impressive list in the CFL record books.

Selected in the third round of the 2016 CFL draft, Loffler has started at safety for the Blue Bombers since week seven of his rookie season. The UBC product has made a name for himself with his imposing frame, cover skills, and hard-hitting ability.

Just eight players had been named league all-stars in each of their first three seasons prior to this year. On Tuesday, Loffler became the ninth.

7 — Charles Roberts (2001-2007)

5 — Ben Zambiasi (1978-1982)

4 — Dick Adams (1972-1975)

4 — Barrin Simpson (2001-2004)

4 — Lorne Richardson (1973-1976)*

3 — Brian Kelly (1979-1981)

3 — Johnny Rodgers (1973-1975)

3 — Pat Watkins (2012-2014)

3 — Taylor Loffler (2016-2018)*

* denotes national player

Loffler is one of just two Canadians on this list alongside Lorne Richardson. Richardson, a native of Moose Jaw, played safety for the Saskatchewan Roughriders for four seasons.

Loffler will have an opportunity to move up this list with a league all-star nod in 2019 (and beyond).

Figures are courtesy of CFL stats guru Steve Daniels.

John Hodge is a CFL insider and draft analyst who has been covering the league since 2014.