All-star nod for Goss

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:14 AM ET

Jason Goss has put the Edmonton Eskimos back on the all-star map.

After being shut out from all-star selections last year, the Green and Gold returned to the list yesterday with Goss being named a defensive back on the team.

The offensive and special teams all-stars will be announced today.

Goss is the first Eskimo voted to the CFL defensive all-star squad since Malcolm Frank in 2004.

Since the turn of the decade, only five Eskimos (Terry Ray, Elfrid Payton, Frank, Goss and Donny Brady) have been league-wide defensive all-stars.

Goss led the Esks in interceptions (five) and fumble recoveries (three).

He also had six knockdowns and two touchdowns.

QUICK HIT

Edmonton quarterback Ricky Ray is the CFL's offensive player of the week after being 27-for-37 for 303 yards in the East semifinal victory against Winnipeg.

COLLEGE CONNECTION

Montreal's Kerry Watkins and Edmonton's Kelly Campbell were roommates during their first training camp at Georgia Tech.

They ended up playing three years together as receivers before Campbell left for the NFL.

Now the old friends face each other Saturday in the East Division final in Montreal.

"We will go to dinner this week," said Watkins from Montreal yesterday.

FINISH LINES

Montreal will have Matthieu Proulx start at safety on Saturday, taking the job from former starter Etienne Boulay.


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