1972 All-Canadian All-Star Team
Selected by the Football Reporters of Canada

Offense
QB Don Jonas WPG
RB Mack Herron* WPG
RB Dave Buchanan HAM
RB George Reed SSK
TE Peter Dalla Riva (Tie) MTL
TE Tony Gabriel (Tie) HAM
WR Garney Henley HAM
WR Jim Young BC
C Bob Swift WPG
G Jack Abendschan, Jr. SSK
G Bob Lueck WPG
T Bill Frank, Jr. WPG
T Ed George MTL
Defense
DT John Helton CGY
DT Jim Stillwagon TOR
DE Bill Baker SSK
DE Wayne Smith OTT
MLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell OTT
OLB Dave Gasser EDM
OLB Ray Nettles BC
DB Dick Adams OTT
DB Al Brenner HAM
DB Grady Cavness WPG
DB Marv Luster TOR
DB John Williams HAM

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Conference Breakdown
Conference Player Count
Eastern Conference 12 (48.00%)
Western Conference 12 (48.00%)

Career to 1972 Player All-Star Selections

Player Season All-Canadian Selection Division Selection
Abendschan, Jack Jr. 8th 4th 5th
Adams, Dick 1st 1st 1st
Baker, Bill 5th 1st 2nd
Brenner, Al 2nd 1st 1st
Buchanan, Dave 2nd 1st 1st
Campbell, Jerry “Soupy” 8th 4th 4th
Cavness, Grady 1st 1st 1st
Dalla Riva, Peter 5th 1st 1st
Frank, Bill Jr. 11th 6th 6th
Gabriel, Tony 2nd 1st 1st
Gasser, Dave 6th 1st 3rd
George, Ed 3rd 2nd 3rd
Helton, John 4th 2nd 4th
Henley, Garney 13th 10th 10th
Herron, Mack 2nd 1st 2nd
Jonas, Don 3rd 2nd 2nd
Lueck, Bob 7th 1st 4th
Luster, Marv 13th 6th 9th
Nettles, Ray 1st 1st 1st
Reed, George 10th 7th 7th
Smith, Wayne 4th 1st 1st
Stillwagon, Jim 2nd 2nd 2nd
Swift, Bob 9th 2nd 2nd
Williams, John 5th 1st 2nd
Young, Jim 6th 1st 2nd

Number of times player, through 1972, has been selected to First Team All-Canadian and Division All-Star teams. Named to divisional team on offense and defense counts as two selections.

Note: All-Canadian selections began in 1962, division selections began in 1932 (IRFU) and 1937 (WIFU).

1972 Team All-Star Selections

Team All-Canadian Selections Division Selections
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 6 11
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 5 10
Ottawa Rough Riders 3 5
Saskatchewan Roughriders 3 4
Toronto Argonauts 2 6
Montreal Alouettes 2 5
BC Lions 2 2
Edmonton Eskimos 1 6
Calgary Stampeders 1 5

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