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Andrew Harris among six Bombers named CFL West Division all-stars

Six members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been named CFL West Division all-stars, including running back Andrew Harris, who tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug earlier this season and was not nominated for any league awards.

Harris, who led the CFL with 1,380 rushing yards this season and added 529 receiving yards, beat out Saskatchewan’s William Powell to make the division all-star team.

He’ll go up against William Stanback of the Montreal Alouettes for the league all-star running back spot.

Also named division all-stars on Wednesday were offensive tackle Stanley Bryant, who has been named the league’s most outstanding offensive lineman the last two seasons and is up for the award again.

Three of the other Bombers’ all-stars are on defence, including defensive end Willie Jefferson, who led the league in forced fumbles (6) and pass knockdowns (16) and was third in quarterback sacks (12).

Cornerback Winston Rose, who led the CFL in interceptions, with nine, was also named an all-star, along with halfback Marcus Sayles, who had three interceptions, three forced fumbles and scored two defensive touchdowns.

Fullback Mike Miller was named a special teams all-star. He finished second in the CFL with 25 special teams tackles, tied with teammate Kerfalla Exume. He did so despite being double-teamed for most of the season.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders led the West Division with eight all-stars, including quarterback Cody Fajardo, who led the league in passing yards.

The Riders finished first in the West with a 13-5 record, while the Calgary Stampeders were second at 12-6 and the Bombers were third at 11-7.

The Bombers will play the Stampeders on Sunday in the West semifinal and the winner will go to Regina for the West final on Nov. 17.

The Stampeders also had six players named division all-stars, while the Edmonton Eskimos had five and the last-place B.C. Lions had two.

The CFL all-stars will be announced in early December.

The league’s East and West Division most outstanding player nominees will be announced on Thursday.


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