May 25, 2013 Sections
Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
It was a Winnipeg Blue Bomber season full of disappointment and change. And, not surprisingly, all that letdown has been represented on the 2012 Canadian Football League All-Star team.
Just one Bomber – defensive tackle Bryant Turner – was named to the squad, as voted on by members of The Football Reporters of Canada, CFL head coaches and fans and announced today.
Turner, who turned 25 on Grey-Cup Sunday is coming off a solid campaign in which he registered six sacks and added 20 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 14 games.
Somewhat surprising was the omission of receiver Chris Matthews, named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie last month, after he pulled in 81 passes for 1,192 yards and seven touchdowns.
Worth noting, however, is his yardage total was sixth overall and his reception number was fifth best.
Also named to the CFL All-Star team was Winnipeg’s Andrew Harris, a running back, who finished third in the league this year by churning out 1,112 yards along the ground.
Quarterback Anthony Calvillo, Montreal Alouettes
Running Back Jon Cornish, Calgary Stampeders
Running Back Andrew Harris, B.C. Lions
Centre Luc Brodeur-Jourdain, Montreal Alouettes
Guard Scott Flory, Montreal Alouettes
Guard Dimitri Tsoumpas, Calgary Stampeders
Tackle Josh Bourke, Montreal Alouettes
Tackle Jovan Olafioye, B.C. Lions
Receiver Weston Dressler, Saskatchewan Roughriders
Receiver Nik Lewis, Calgary Stampeders
Receiver Chad Owens, Toronto Argonauts
Receiver Fred Stamps, Edmonton Eskimos
Defensive End Charleston Hughes, Calgary Stampeders
Defensive End Keron Williams, B.C. Lions
Defensive Tackle Armond Armstead, Toronto Argonauts
Defensive Tackle Bryant Turner, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Linebacker Adam Bighill, B.C. Lions
Linebacker Shea Emry, Montreal Alouettes
Linebacker JC Sherritt, Edmonton Eskimos
Defensive Back Korey Banks, B.C. Lions
Defensive Back Ryan Phillips, B.C. Lions
Cornerback Joe Burnett, Edmonton Eskimos
Cornerback Pat Watkins, Toronto Argonauts
Safety Kyries Hebert, Montreal Alouettes
Punter Rob Maver, Calgary Stampeders
Kicker Rene Paredes, Calgary Stampeders
Special Teams Player Chris Williams, Hamilton Tiger-Cats