Saskatchewan Huskies howl as Canada West unveils 2021 all-stars

The Canada West (CW) Conference has unveiled its list of all-stars following the conclusion of the U Sports regular season.

Offence

QB Mason Nyhus, Saskatchewan Huskies
RB Adam Machart, Saskatchewan Huskies
RB Isaiah Knight, UBC Thunderbirds
REC Tyson Philpot, Calgary Dinos
REC Jalen Philpot, Calgary Dinos
REC Colton Klassen, Saskatchewan Huskies
REC Sam Baker, Saskatchewan Huskies
T Noah Zerr, Saskatchewan Huskies
T Nick Summach, Saskatchewan Huskies
G Rodeem Brown, Alberta Golden Bears
G Diego Alatorre, UBC Thunderbirds*
G Ryder Klisowsky, Manitoba Bisons*
C Connor Berglof, Saskatchewan Huskies*
C Logan Bandy, Calgary Dinos*

Defence

DT Nathan Cherry, Saskatchewan Huskies
DT Cole Adamson, Manitoba Bisons
DE Brock Gowanlock, Manitoba Bisons
DE Riley Pickett, Saskatchewan Huskies
LB Nick Thomas, Manitoba Bisons
LB Ryder Varga, Regina Rams
SAM Josiah Schakel, Alberta Golden Bears
CB Marcel Arruda-Welch, Manitoba Bisons
CB Brandon Gandire, Regina Rams
HB Tyshon Blackburn, Alberta Golden Bears
HB Jacob Biggs, Calgary Dinos
S Jayden Dalke, Alberta Golden Bears

Special Teams

P David Solie, Saskatchewan Huskies
K Jonathan Giustini, Alberta Golden Bears
RET Gavin Cobb, Manitoba Bisons

Players listed in italics were unanimous selections, while players listed with an asterisk (*) were tied.

Mason Nyhus was sensational for the Huskies, completing 109-of-189 pass attempts for 1,644 yards, 16 touchdowns, and two interceptions in just six games. He helped lead Saskatchewan to a 5-1 record and the top spot in the Canada West standings.

Josiah Schakel led conference in tackles (51.5) and tackles for loss (8), while Gavin Cobb led the conference in punt return yards.

Tyson Philpot caught 34 passes for 665 yards and a conference-leading eight touchdowns, while his brother, Jalen, caught 35 passes for 714 yards and three touchdowns. The twins are two of the top-ranked receivers eligible for the 2022 CFL Draft and are sons of former CFL all-star running back Cory Philpot.

Noah Zerr, Jayden Dalke, and Adam Machart are also on this year’s 2022 CFL Draft rankings.

A number of players listed above returned to school for their fourth or fifth years of U Sports eligibility after being selected in the 2020 or 2021 CFL Drafts.

Berglof was a third-round pick of the Ottawa Redblacks, Bandy was a fifth-round pick of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Baker was a sixth-round pick of the Toronto Argonauts, Summach was a seventh-round selected of the Edmonton Elks, while Klassen and Gowanlock were eighth-round picks of the Montreal Alouettes.

Saskatchewan will host UBC at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday, after which Manitoba will host Alberta at 4 p.m. CST. Both games can be seen on SaskTel, TELUS, and Canada West TV. The winners will advance to the Hardy Trophy before facing the winner of the Dunmore Cup (RSEQ) for a berth in the Vanier Cup.

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