- Zach Collaros and Chad Kelly spearhead the Division All-Star quarterback lineup.
- Toronto Argonauts secure 14 spots, leading the East Division in selections.
- Winnipeg Blue Bombers dominate West Division with 11 standout players.
As the Canadian Football League (CFL) gears up for the eagerly awaited All-Star announcements, a preliminary glimpse into the chosen elite showcases a blend of expected veterans and rising stars who have excelled in the 2023 season.
With the quarterback positions locked in by the formidable talents of Zach Collaros from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Chad Kelly of the Toronto Argonauts, the stage is set for a celebration of this year’s top performers.
The Argonauts have emerged as the team to beat in the East Division, with an impressive 14 players earning All-Star nods, underscoring a season of exceptional talent and teamwork. Not to be outdone, the Blue Bombers assert their dominance in the West with 11 selections, a testament to the squad’s high-caliber performances throughout the year.
National pride shines through with eleven Canadian players and one global standout making it to the All-Star roster, reflecting the CFL’s commitment to diversity and the growing global footprint of the league.
Fans played a pivotal role in this year’s selections, joining forces with local Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) members, National Chapter journalists, division head coaches, and, for the first time, through the All-Star Fan Vote, demonstrating the power of community and engagement in the sport.
The official 2023 CFL All-Star lineup will be announced on November 8, but for now, the Division All-Stars list sets the bar for the accolades to come.
As the league and fans alike await the full reveal, here are the standout players who have captured the hearts of fans and the respect of their peers in the 2023 season:
East Division All-Stars:
- QB: Chad Kelly (TOR)
- RB: AJ Ouellette (TOR)
- REC: DaVaris Daniels (TOR), Austin Mack (MTL), Tim White (HAM), Damonte Coxie (TOR), Justin Hardy (OTT)
- CEN: Darius Ciraco (TOR)*
- G: Brandon Revenberg (HAM), Ryan Hunter (TOR)
- OT: Dejon Allen (TOR), Nick Callender (MTL)
- DE: Folarin Orimolade (TOR), Bryce Carter (OTT)
- DT: Casey Sayles (HAM), Mustafa Johnson (MTL)
- LB: Wynton McManis (TOR), Tyrice Beverette (MTL)
- CLB: Adarius Pickett (TOR)
- CB: Qwan’tez Stiggers (TOR), Brandin Dandridge (OTT)
- HB: Robertson Daniel (TOR), Wesley Sutton (MTL)
- S: Marc-Antoine Dequoy (MTL)*
- K: Boris Bede (TOR)
- P: Richie Leone (OTT)
- ST: Javon Leake (TOR)
West Division All-Stars:
- QB: Zach Collaros (WPG)
- RB: Brady Oliveira (WPG)*
- REC: Dalton Schoen (WPG), Keon Hatcher (BC), Reggie Begelton (CGY), Alexander Hollins (BC), Nic Demski (WPG)*
- CEN: Sean McEwen (CGY)*
- G: Patrick Neufeld (WPG), Sukh Chungh (BC)
- OT: Jermarcus Hardrick (WPG), Stanley Bryant (WPG)
- DE: Mathieu Betts (BC)*, Willie Jefferson (WPG)
- DT: Mike Rose (CGY), Woody Baron (BC)
- LB: Micah Awe (CGY), Larry Dean (SSK)
- CLB: Emmanuel Rugamba (BC)
- CB: Demerio Houston (WPG), Garry Peters (BC)
- HB: TJ Lee (BC), Evan Holm (WPG)
- S: Brandon Alexander (WPG)
- K: Sean Whyte (BC)*
- P: Adam Korsak (SSK)^
- ST: Mario Alford (SSK)
* Denotes a national player
^ Denotes a global player
As the CFL community reflects on this year’s Division All-Stars, the countdown begins to see which of these outstanding talents will rise to be named among the CFL’s ultimate All-Stars.
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