The Biggest Stars: CFL Names 2019 All-Stars

The Biggest Stars: CFL Names 2019 All-Stars
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The CFL has named the players who have been selected as the 2019 All-Stars.

It must almost be December. For CFL fans the season is over and the off-season is in full swing. This time of year means one other thing too. In the run up to the festive season the CFL reveals its own pre-Christmas stars.

The 57th annual Canadian Football League All-Stars were named when they were selected by 49 voters comprised of members of the Football Reporters of Canada and the league’s head coaches.

It is always interesting to make comparisons. This is the third All-Star ballot since we started covering the CFL. It looks quite different to those of 2017 & 2018.

The Numbers

Eight of the nine teams saw at least one selction made from their roster. 9 players were selected from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. 5 from the Saskatchewan Roughriders. 3 from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Montreal Alouettes & Calgary Stampeders.

Rounding things out were 2 players from the BC Lions and one each from the Edmonton Eskimos and Ottawa REBLACKS.

The 4-14 Toronto Argonauts failed to register a single All-Star. A touch of familiarity for Argos’ fans because this 4-14 season mirrors last year’s 4-14 record which saw no All-Stars selected too.

There was a very even Divisional split this year. With 14 West Division selections and 13 from the East Division.

All-Stars Offence

Quarterback Cody Fajardo Saskatchewan
Running Back William Stanback Montreal
Receivers Brandon Banks Hamilton
  Reggie Begelton Calgary
  Bryan Burnham BC Lions
  Shaq Evans Saskatchewan
  Bralon Addison Hamilton
Centre Dan Clark  Saskatchewan
Guards Shane Bergman  Calgary
  Brandon Revenberg Hamilton
Offensive Tackles Stanley Bryant Winnipeg
  Chris Van Zeyl  Hamilton

All-Stars Defence

Defensive Ends Willie Jefferson Winnipeg
  Charleston Hughes Saskatchewan
Defensive Tackles Dylan Wynn Hamilton
  Almondo Sewell Edmonton
Linebackers Simoni Lawrence Hamilton
  Henoc Muamba  Montreal
Cover Linebacker Derrick Moncrief Saskatchewan
Cornerbacks Tre Roberson Calgary
  Winston Rose Winnipeg
Halfbacks Greg Reid Montreal
  Richard Leonard Hamilton
Safety Tunde Adeleke  Hamilton

All-Stars Special Teams

Kicker Sergio Castillo BC Lions
Punter Richie Leone Ottawa
Special Teams Player Frankie Williams Hamilton

That means in 3 years only 4 players have made the All-Star team each time. Take a bow Bryan Burnham & Stanley Bryant on the O and Willie Jefferson & Charleston Hughes on the D.

It is always fun when lists like this come out as fans all have their own favourites. Let the debates begin!

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