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Grey Cup Bound Toronto Argonauts Have Three Players Named 2022 CFL All-Stars

Three Toronto Argonauts players have made the 59th annual Canadian Football League All-Stars list. The CFL announced that Argos WR Kurleigh Gittens Jr., LB Wynton McManis, and DB Jamal Peters have been named 2022 CFL All-Stars.

  • East teams with the most CFL All-Stars: Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (3)
  • West team with the most CFL All-Stars: Calgary Stampeders (8)
  • National players: six
  • Global players: one

The 109th Grey Cup-bound Argos have arrived in Saskatchewan as they prepare for a monumental showdown with back-o-back CFL Champion Winnipeg this Sunday at Mosaic Stadium. The individual accolades have come Toronto’s way in what has been a terrific season. But the ultimate team accolade is at stake this weekend.

27 CFL players were selected as All-Stars by 47 voters comprising members of the Football Reporters of Canada and the league’s head coaches, as well as submissions through the All-Star Fan Vote.

TORONTO ARGONAUTS WR KURLEIGH GITTENS JR., LB WYNTON McMANIS & DB JAMAL PETERS NAMED 2022 CFL ALL-STARS

TORONTO – The Canadian Football League announced today that Double Blue WR Kurleigh Gittens Jr., LB Wynton McManis, and DB Jamal Peters have been named 2022 CFL All-Stars.

WR Kurleigh Gittens Jr – The East nominee for Most Outstanding Canadian, Gittens Jr. also became an East All-Star for the first time in 2022. The Wilfrid Laurier alum hauled in 81 catches for 1,101 yards and five touchdowns, all career highs by a wide margin. The third-year Argo finished fifth in receptions league-wide, sixth in receiving yards, first in yards after the catch, and tied for seventh in touchdown receptions. Gittens Jr. also leads the Argos in every major statistical receiving category. The Ottawa native is the fourth Canadian receiver to have at least 1,000 receiving yards in a season in the last decade.

LB Wynton McManis – McManis’ first season in Toronto was outstanding amassing 88 defensive tackles, seven special teams tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions, including one for a touchdown and one forced fumble in only 14 games played after a knee injury cut his regular-season short. The Memphis native’s 88 tackles rank sixth in the league and were a career-high, as were his three sacks and two picks. McManis was the team’s nominee for Most Outstanding Defensive Player. This is McManis’ first CFL All-Star nomination.

CB Jamal Peters – The second-year Argo made his first appearance on a Division All-Star team in 2022 and caps it off with a CFL All-Star nod. Peters led the CFL with six interceptions as well as interception returns yards with 137 while returning one for a touchdown and making 57 defensive tackles and one sack in 15 games. The Mississippi native had a hat-trick of interceptions during a week 12 matchup against Hamilton.

2022 CFL ALL-STARS
(Position | Name)
​* Denotes a National player
​^ Denotes a Global player

OFFENCE

QB | Zach Collaros (WPG)

RB | Ka’Deem Carey (CGY)

REC | Dalton Schoen (WPG)

REC | Eugene Lewis (MTL)

REC | Dominique Rhymes (BC)

REC | Tim White (HAM)

REC | Kurleigh Gittens Jr. (TOR)*

CEN | Sean McEwen (CGY)*

G | Brandon Revenberg (HAM)*

G | Patrick Neufeld (WPG)*

OT | Stanley Bryant (WPG)

OT | Derek Dennis (CGY)

DEFENCE

DE | Lorenzo Mauldin IV (OTT)

DE | Shawn Lemon (CGY)

DT | Mike Rose (CGY)

DT | Jake Ceresna (EDM)

LB | Wynton McManis (TOR)

LB | Cameron Judge (CGY)*

CLB | Kameron Kelly (HAM)

CB | Jamal Peters (TOR)

CB | Garry Peters (BC)

HB | Marcus Sayles (BC)

HB | Deatrick Nichols (WPG)

S | Loucheiz Purifoy (BC)

SPECIAL TEAMS

K | René Paredes (CGY)*

P | Cody Grace (CGY)^

ST | Janarion Grant (WPG)

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