Star Saskatchewan Huskies quarterback Mason Nyhus highlights 2022 Canada West All-Star selections

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The Canada West university conference unveiled their all-star selections for the 2022 season, headlined by University of Saskatchewan quarterback and Hec Crighton Trophy favourite Mason Nyhus.

Nyhus led the conference in passing yards by a landslide, pushing up into the top five all-time for a single season by throwing for 2,759 yards, 18 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He was one of four unanimous selections for the all-star honours, joined by Saskatchewan kicker David Solie, Regina defensive end Anthony Bennett, and UBC offensive tackle Theo Benedet.

The 7-1 Huskies boasted 10 selections between the defensive, offensive and special teams all-star rosters, leading all schools. The UBC Thunderbirds posted the second-most selections with six, followed closely by Regina with five.

The all-stars release comes as teams prepare for the Hardy Cup semifinals on Saturday.

Canada West All-Stars

Offence

  • Centre
    • Daniel Shin / Alberta / 3 / Edmonton, AB / Business
  • Guards
    • Giovanni Manu / UBC / 3 / Pitt Meadows, BC / Arts
    • Austin Haas / Saskatchewan / 2 / Saskatoon, SK / Arts & Science
  • Tackles
    • Theo Benedet / UBC / 3 / North Vancouver, BC / Arts
    • Dayton Black / Saskatchewan / 3 / Brandon, MB / Arts & Science
  • Receivers
    • Daniel Perry / Saskatchewan / 4 / Calgary, AB / Arts & Science
    • AK Gassama / Manitoba / 3 / Winnipeg, MB / Arts
    • Jonathan Rosery / Alberta / 4 / Edmonton, AB / Native Studies
    • Kolby Hurford / Alberta / 2 / Sherwood Park, AB / Education
  • Running Backs
    • Isaiah Knight / UBC / 2 / Ottawa, ON / Arts
    • Ryker Frank / Saskatchewan / 2 / Regina, SK / Engineering
  • Quarterback
    • Mason Nyhus / Saskatchewan / 5 / Regina, SK / Education

Defence

  • Linebackers
    • Ryder Varga / Regina / 4 / Regina, SK / Engineering
    • Ryan Baker / UBC / 2 / North Vancouver, BC / Science
  • SAM
    • John Stoll / Saskatchewan / 2 / Melville, SK / Arts & Science
  • Interior Linemen
    • Tanner Schmekel / Regina / 4 / Regina, SK / Kinesiology & Health Studies
    • Kyle Samson / UBC / 3 / Hamilton, ON / Business
  • Ends
    • Anthony Bennett / Regina / 5 / Weston, Florida / Education
    • Lake Korte-Moore / UBC / 4 / Ottawa, ON / Arts
  • Cornerbacks
    • Katley Joseph / Saskatchewan / 3 / Ottawa, ON / Graduate Studies
    • Marcel Arruda-Welch / Manitoba / 3 / Winnipeg, MB / Arts
  • Halfbacks
    • Charlie Ringland / Saskatchewan / 4 / Winnipeg, MB / Arts & Science
    • Nick Conway / Manitoba / 3 / Winnipeg, MB / Arts
    • Jackson Sombach / Regina / 3 / Regina, SK / Kinesiology & Health Studies
  • Safety
    • Jaxon Ford / Regina / 4 / Regina, SK / Kinesiology & Health Studies

Special Teams

  • Punter
    • Chris McLean / Calgary / 4 / Brampton, ON / Arts
  • Place-Kicker
    • David Solie / Saskatchewan / 4 / Saskatoon, SK / Arts & Science
  • Kick Returner
    • Ted Kubongo / Saskatchewan / 3 / Calgary, AB / Arts & Science