Ottawa, ON (Nov 24, 2017) – The CFL Players’ Association is pleased to announce its 2017 CFLPA All-Star Team:
|Quarterback||Mike Reilly||Edmonton Eskimos||Defensive End||Willie Jefferson||Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Offensive Tackle||Stanley Bryant||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Defensive End||Odell Willis||Edmonton Eskimos|
|Offensive Tackle||Chris Van Zeyl||Toronto Argonauts||Defensive Tackle||Almondo Sewell||Edmonton Eskimos|
|Offensive Guard||Travis Bond||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Defensive Tackle||Micah Johnson||Calgary Stampeders|
|Offensive Guard||Matthew O’Donnell||Edmonton Eskimos||Linebacker||Alex Singleton||Calgary Stampeders|
|Centre||Mathias Goossen||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Linebacker||Solomon Elimimian||BC Lions|
|Running Back||Andrew Harris||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Linebacker||Maurice Leggett||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Full Back||Declan Cross||Toronto Argonauts||Cornerback||Christopher Randle||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Slot Back||SJ Green||Toronto Argonauts||Cornerback||Tommie Campbell||Calgary Stampeders|
|Slot Back||Brandon Zylstra||Edmonton Eskimos||Half Back||TJ Heath||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Wide Receiver||Greg Ellingson||Ottawa REDBLACKS||Half Back||Ed Gainey||Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Wide Receiver||Darvin Adams||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Safety||Taylor Loffler||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Long Snapper||Chad Rempel||Winnipeg Blue Bombers||Punter||Brett Maher||Ottawa REDBLACKS|
|Special Teams||Roy Finch||Calgary Stampeders||Place Kicker||Rene Paredes||Calgary Stampeders|
|Head Coach Mike O’Shea Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
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 9 CFL Member Clubs as well as all positional coaches for each Club. This year we received over 622 ballots that determined the 2017 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 who is a member of their own team.
This vote is unique in that 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.
For more information on the CFLPA, please visit www.cflpa.com.
Rachel Rollo – Coordinator of Association Administration