Four Stamps named all-stars

IAN BUSBY, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:18 AM ET

Brandon Browner is honoured and annoyed at the same time.

Make no mistake, the Stampeders cornerback is happy he received his second straight all-Canadian award yesterday.

He just didn't want it to come at the expense of teammate Dwight Anderson.

Browner and Winnipeg Blue Bombers cornerback Jovon Johnson are the winners at that spot.

"I think they snubbed my guy DA," Browner said after it was announced the Stamps had four CFL all-stars. "I think he should have got it ahead of me."

For the second year in a row, Browner is the only representative of the Stampeders defence in the league-wide all-stars, and only he and Anderson were West Division stars.

Anderson was the team's nomination for top defensive player, so he had an expectation of being honoured.

"Hell, yeah, that (stuff) bugs me," Anderson said yesterday. "Go look at my stats, they tell it all."

Running back Joffrey Reynolds took home his third all-Canadian award and second straight, while left tackle Ben Archibald is a first-time CFL all-star.

Receiver Jeremaine Copeland, who led the league with 12 receiving TDs, picked up his first all-Canadian nomination since joining the Stamps in 2005. His first one came back in 2003 while he was with the Montreal Alouettes.

Considering the season Browner had, he appreciates being recognized.

He suffered a torn MCL in his knee, but the 25-year-old fought back from that to only miss three games.

"I worked hard to get back where I wanted to be and we're in the playoffs so that's where we wanted to be," Browner said. "This is a blessing. I appreciate everything."


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