Five Riders Named Western All-Stars

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are pleased to announce that five players have been chosen to the West Division All-Star team. Two players from the Green and White were selected to the West offence while three were selected to the West defence. The West Division All-Stars were selected by the voting members from the West Division markets, the West Division head coaches and the National Chapter.

ROB BAGG (WR): 2014 marked Bagg’s seventh CFL season after joining the team as a free agent prior to 2008. The Queen’s University product finished the regular season as the CFL’s leading Canadian receiver, also leading the Riders with 54 receptions for 803 yards, while adding three touchdowns. The 29-year-old Kingston, ON native picked up CFL player of the Month honours for August. This is Bagg’s first career Division All-Star nomination.

BRENDON LABATTE (OL): LaBatte just completed his seventh CFL season and third with the Riders. The University of Regina product played 15 regular season games at left guard, helping pave the way for the team’s ground attack. This is LaBatte’s sixth consecutive Division All-Star nomination after previously being selected to the West Division in 2012 and 2013, and the East Division team in 2009, 2010 and 2011 while with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

JOHN CHICK (DE): Chick just completed his fifth CFL season and fifth with the Green and White. The 31-year-old established career highs on his way to leading the league with 15 quarterback sacks and 11 tackles for loss. His 45 defensive tackles were also a career best. The Utah State product was named CFL Player of the Month for July and August. This is Chick’s second selection as a West Division All-Star after picking up honours following the 2009 season.

TEARRIUS GEORGE (DT): 2014 marked George’s seventh CFL season and fourth with the Riders. This season, the Kansas State product started all 18 games registering career highs with 37 defensive tackles and 12 quarterback sacks. He also added three tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. This is George’s second consecutive West Division All-Star selection after being nominated for the first time in his career last season.

TYRON BRACKENRIDGE (S): Brackenridge just completed his fourth season with the Riders after joining the team late in the 2011 season. The Washington State product recorded 64 defensive tackles, three interceptions, three tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. This is Brackenridge’s first consecutive West Division All-Star selection after being nominated for the first time last season.
The CFL All-Stars will be announced in early December.

Below lists the complete 2014 West Division All-Stars.
(*Unanimous)

QUARTERBACK – MIKE REILLY
RUNNING BACK – JON CORNISH, JOHN WHITE
RECEIVER – ROB BAGG, EMMANUEL ARCENEAUX, CLARENCE DENMARK, ADARIUS BOWMAN*
CENTRE – BRETT JONES
GUARD – BRENDON LABATTE, SIMEON ROTTIER
TACKLE – STANLEY BRYANT, JOVAN OLAFIOYE

DEFENSIVE END – JOHN CHICK, ODELL WILLIS
DEFENSIVE TACKLE – TEARRIUS GEORGE, ALMONDO SEWELL
LINEBACKER – ADAM BIGHILL, SOLOMON ELIMIMIAN, DEXTER McCOIL
CORNERBACK – FRED BENNETT, PATRICK WATKINS
HALFBACK – BRANDON SMITH, JAMAR WALL
SAFETY – TYRON BRACKENRIDGE

PUNTER – ROB MAVER
KICKER – PAUL McCALLUM
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER – DEON LACEY

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