Stamps lead all-stars

IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:13 PM ET

Thirteen is the lucky number for the Calgary Stampeders when it comes to all-star awards.

The West Division champions picked up 13 of the possible 27 divisional all-stars announced Wednesday morning.

Six of those came on offence, where quarterback Henry Burris, running back Joffrey Reynolds, receivers Romby Bryant and Nik Lewis and offensive linemen Dimitri Tsoumpas and Ben Archibald were honoured.

For Lewis, this is his second all-star award in a career that now features seven straight 1,000-yard seasons. He was a West Division all-star back in 2006 but has never been an all-Canadian.

The Stamps picked up six nominations on defence, with defensive linemen DeVone Claybrooks, Tom Johnson and Charleston Hughes and linebacker Juwan Simpson as first-time winners with cornerbacks Dwight Anderson and Brandon Browner getting their second straight nominations.

Punter Burke Dales edged B.C.’s Paul McCallum for his third divisional all-star berth.

To round out the West team, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have six all-stars, including Canadian of the year nominee Andy Fantuz and running back Wes Cates, while the B.C. Lions also have six.

Two of the Lions choices — kicker McCallum and returner Yonus Davis — came on special teams, while rookie lineman Jovan Olafioye is the lone one on offence.

The Edmonton Eskimos, who missed the playoffs with a 7-11 record, have just two all-stars in receiver Fred Stamps and defensive back Chris Thompson.

In the East Division, the Montreal Alouettes lead with nine all-stars, while the Toronto Argonauts and Winnipeg Blue Bombers have seven and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have four.

Here are the full teams for both divisions:

WEST

OFFENCE

QB Henry Burris, Cal

RB Wes Cates, Ssk

RB Joffrey Reynolds, Cal

R Romby Bryant, Cal

R Andy Fantuz, Ssk

R Nik Lewis, Cal

R Fred Stamps, Edm

T Ben Archibald, Cal

T Gene Makowsky, Ssk

G Jovan Olafioye BC

G Dimitri Tsoumpas, Cal

C Jeremy O'Day, Ssk

DEFENCE

DT DeVone Claybrooks, Cal

DT Tom Johnson, Cal

DE Charleston Hughes, Cal

DE Brent Johnson, BC

LB Korey Banks, BC

LB Barrin Simpson, Ssk

LB Juwan Simpson, Cal

CB Dwight Anderson, Cal

CB Brandon Browner, Cal

DB Ryan Phillips, BC

DB Chris Thompson, Edm

S James Patrick, Ssk

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Paul McCallum, BC

P Burke Dales, Cal

ST Yonus Davis, BC

EAST

OFFENCE

QB Anthony Calvillo, Mtl

RB Cory Boyd, Tor

RB Fred Reid, Win

R Arland Bruce, Ham

R Terrence Edwards, Win

R Jamel Richardson, Mtl

R Dave Stala, Ham

T Josh Bourke, Mtl

T Rob Murphy, Tor

G Scott Flory, Mtl

G Brenden LaBatte, Win

C Marwan Hage, Ham

DEFENCE

DT Doug Brown, Win

DT Kevin Huntley, Tor

DE John Bowman, Mtl

DE Phillip Hunt, Win

LB Chip Cox, Mtl

LB Kevin Eiben, Tor

LB Markeith Knowlton, Ham

CB Mark Estelle, Mtl

CB Jovon Johnson, Win

DB Jerald Brown, Mtl

DB Lin-J Shell, Tor

S Willie Pile, Tor

SPECIAL TEAMS

K Damon Duval, Mtl

P Mike Renaud, Win

ST Chad Owens, Tor

ian.busby@sunmedia.ca


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