Blue Bombers quarterback Zach Collaros headlines list of CFL all-stars


Published December 15, 2021 at 2:58 pm

TORONTO — Quarterback Zach Collaros of the Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers headlined Wednesday’s list of Canadian Football League all-stars for the 2021 season. 

Collaros, the league’s most outstanding player, guided Winnipeg to a 33-25 overtime victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in last Sunday’s championship game. 

He was one of 11 Blue Bombers to be recognized with all-star selections in voting by the league’s head coaches and members of the Football Reporters of Canada.

Teammate Kenny Lawler took one of five all-star receiver nods. The others were Eugene Lewis and Jake Wieneke of the Montreal Alouettes and Lucky Whitehead and Bryan Burnham of the B.C. Lions.

The running back honour went to Montreal’s William Stanback. Winnipeg’s Adam Bighill and Hamilton’s Simoni Lawrence were the linebacker picks. 

The Tiger-Cats had four selections, one more than the Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders. The B.C. Lions, Ottawa Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts had two selections apiece.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 15, 2021. 

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