by Staff Writer – Nov 24
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CFLPA PRO PLAYER 2011 ALL STAR TEAM
OAKVILLE (Nov 24, 2011) – The CFL Players’ Association and Pro Players is pleased to announce it’s 2011 CLFPA Pro Players’ All Star Team :
HEAD COACH: Wally Buono, BC Lions
SPECIAL TEAMS: Chad Owens*, Toronto Argonauts
PLACE KICKER: Paul McCallum*, BC Lions
PUNTER: Damon Duval, Edmonton Eskimos
- Quarterback: Anthony Calvillo, Montreal Alouettes
- Offensive Tackle: Ben Archibald, BC Lions
- Offensive Tackle: Josh Bourke*, Montreal Alouettes
- Offensive Guard: Dimitri Tsoumpas, Calgary Stampeders
- Offensive Guard: Brendon LaBatte*, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Offensive Centre: Angus Reid*, BC Lions
- Running Back: Brandon Whitaker*, Montreal Alouettes
- Running Back: Avon Cobourne, Hamilton Tiger Cats
- Slot Back: Jamal Richardson*, Montreal Alouettes
- Slot Back: Fred Stamps*, Edmonton Eskimos
- Wide Receiver: Chris Williams, Hamilton Tiger Cats
- Wide Receiver: Adarius Bowman, Edmonton Eskimos
- Defensive End: Keron Williams,BC Lions
- Defensive End: John Bowman, Montreal Alouettes
- Defensive Tackle: Khalif Mitchell*, BC Lions
- Defensive Tackle: Doug Brown, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Linebacker: Solomon Elimimian*, BC Lions
- Linebacker: Jerrell Freeman*, Saskatchewan Rough Riders
- Linebacker: Chip Cox*, Montreal Alouettes
- Cornerback: Jovon Johnson*, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Cornerback: Byron Parker*, Toronto Argonauts
- Half Back: Korey Banks*, BC Lions
- Defensive Back: Jonathan Hefney*, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Safety: Ian Logan*, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
*Denotes both CFLPA and CFL All Star Selection.
These All Star Nominations are regarded as one of the most prestigious awards as they are voted on by peers.
This team was voted on by all current members on the 8 CFL Member Clubs as well as all positional coaches for each Club. This year we received over 470 ballots that determined the 2011 winners.
Only players who have PLAYED 12 or more games during the season are eligible. Players and Coaches MAY NOT VOTE for any player or coach that is a member of their own team.
The voting is conducted in a unique manner. The players only vote for the All Stars in the positions they go head to head with since they can best judge the abilities and skills of these players. For example, Wide Receivers and Slot Backs are voted for by Defensive Backs & Secondary Coaches. All Players and Coaches may vote for the Head Coach and Special Teams Player.
The voting is conducted as follows: Each player will select 3 players at the specified positions on their ballot and rank them 1st through 3rd. First place votes will receive 3 points, second place votes will receive two points and third place votes will receive one point. After all votes are weighted the players with the highest point totals for each position will be named as C.F.L.P.A. All-Stars.
We wish to congratulate all the All Star’s on a well deserved acknowledgement as well as an outstanding season both on and off the field.
About CFLPA Pro Players
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