The CFL released its list of 2017 all-stars Tuesday, and it sees four members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders on it.
The four should come as no surprise.
Making the grade on offence were receiver Duron Carter (pictured) and offensive lineman Brendon Labatte.
Carter, who was the team’s nominee as most outstanding player, led the Riders with 1,043 receiving yards while tying for the team lead with eight receiving touchdowns.
LaBatte completed his tenth CFL season and sixth with the Riders while earning his fifth CFL all-star selection. The Weyburn native. who went to school at the University of Regina, played in all 18 games this season, but missed the two playoff games due to injury.
Defensively, Willie Jefferson and Ed Gainey made the team.
Jefferson (pictured) registered career highs with 45 defensive tackles and a team-leading eight quarterback sacks. He also led the CFL with 37 quarterback pressures. This is his first career CFL All-Star selection.
Gainey, who was the team’s nominee as most outstanding defensive player, led the CFL with a career-high 10 interceptions including four in one game. Like Jefferson, this is his first CFL all-star selection.
The Calgary Stampeders placed the most players on the team with 6. That was followed by 5 members of the Eskimos and Bombers, 3 players from BC and Toronto, and 1 from Ottawa.
Neither the Montreal Alouettes or Hamilton Tiger-Cats placed a player on the squad.