The Saskatchewan Roughriders are pleased to announce that five players have been selected 2013 CFL All-Stars. Three players from the Green and White were selected to the offence while two were selected to the defence. The All-Stars were selected by Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) and CFL head coaches.
KORY SHEETS (RB): Sheets opened the 2013 season in record fashion rushing for over 100 yards in six straight games and finishing tied for a franchise best nine overall. In 15 games, the second year Rider had 287 carries for 1,598 yards and tied for the league lead with 12 rushing touchdowns. It was his second consecutive 1,000 yard season. He also added 37 receptions for 264 yards. Sheets was a unanimous choice as a West Division All-Star. This is his first CFL All-Star selection.
WESTON DRESSLER (WR): Dressler just completed his sixth season with the Riders and it marked the fifth time he accumulated over 1,000 yards receiving since joining the team. He finished the regular season with 70 catches for 1,011 yards and a team leading nine touchdown receptions. He also added 5 carries for 26 yards, nine punt returns for 100 yards, and three missed field goal returns for 74 yards. Dressler has been named a West Division All-Star in three consecutive seasons and four overall. This is his second CFL All-Star recognition after also being named last season.
BRENDON LABATTE (OL): LaBatte just completed his sixth CFL season and second with the Riders. The University of Regina product played all 18 regular season games at left guard, paving the way for the team’s ground attack. 2013 marked LaBatte’s fifth consecutive Division All-Star nomination and was named the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. This is his second CFL All-Star recognition after also being named in 2011.
ALEX HALL (DE): Hall was acquired via trade from Winnipeg on October 6th, after appearing in 13 games with the Blue Bombers. The second year CFL’er joined the Green and White as the league’s leader in quarterback sacks, finishing the season second with 16 after appearing in four games with the Riders. He also added 40 defensive tackles and one fumble recovery on the season. This is Hall’s first selection as a CFL All-Star.
TYRON BRACKENRIDGE (S): Brackenridge just completed his third season with the Riders after joining the team late in the 2011 season. The 29-year-old transitioned to safety after spending his first two seasons at linebacker. In 2013 the Washington State product recorded 48 defensive tackles, six pass knockdowns, three interceptions and two tackles for loss. He also added a league leading five forced fumbles. This is Brackenridge’s first CFL All-Star selection.
Below lists the complete 2013 CFL All-Stars.
QUARTERBACK – RICKY RAY
RUNNING BACK – JON CORNISH*, KORY SHEETS
RECEIVER – S.J. GREEN*, WESTON DRESSLER, MARQUAY McDANIEL, FRED STAMPS
CENTRE – JEFF KEEPING
GUARD – BRENDON LABATTE, CHRIS VAN ZEYL
TACKLE – STANLEY BRYANT, JOVAN OLAFIOYE
DEFENSIVE END – CHARLESTON HUGHES*, ALEX HALL
DEFENSIVE TACKLE – KHALIF MITCHELL, ALMONDO SEWELL
LINEBACKER – ADAM BIGHILL, CHIP COX, HENOC MUAMBA
CORNERBACK – GEOFF TISDALE, PATRICK WATKINS
HALFBACK – JERALD BROWN, RYAN PHILLIPS
SAFETY – TYRON BRACKENRIDGE
PUNTER – ROB MAVER
KICKER – RENE PAREDES
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER – LARRY TAYLOR