1973 All-Canadian All-Star Team
Selected by the Football Reporters of Canada

Offense
QB Ron Lancaster SSK
RB Roy Bell EDM
RB John Harvey MTL
RB George Reed SSK
TE Peter Dalla Riva MTL
WR George McGowan* EDM
WR Johnny “Ordinary Superstar” Rodgers MTL
C Paul Desjardins TOR
G Jack Abendschan, Jr. SSK
G Ed George MTL
T Bill Frank, Jr. WPG
T Charlie Turner EDM
Defense
DT John Helton CGY
DT Rudy Sims OTT
DE Bill Baker SSK
DE Jim Corrigall TOR
MLB Jerry “Soupy” Campbell OTT
OLB Ray Nettles BC
OLB Mike Widger MTL
DB Dick Adams OTT
DB Larry Highbaugh EDM
DB Al Marcelin OTT
DB Lewis Porter HAM
DB Lorne Richardson SSK

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Conference Breakdown
Conference Player Count
Eastern Conference 11 (45.83%)
Western Conference 12 (50.00%)

Career to 1973 Player All-Star Selections

Player Season All-Canadian Selection Division Selection
Abendschan, Jack Jr. 9th 5th 6th
Adams, Dick 2nd 2nd 2nd
Baker, Bill 6th 2nd 3rd
Bell, Roy 2nd 1st 1st
Campbell, Jerry “Soupy” 9th 5th 5th
Corrigall, Jim 4th 2nd 3rd
Dalla Riva, Peter 6th 2nd 1st
Desjardins, Paul 9th 1st 3rd
Frank, Bill Jr. 12th 7th 7th
George, Ed 4th 3rd 4th
Harvey, John 1st 1st 1st
Helton, John 5th 3rd 5th
Highbaugh, Larry 4th 1st 1st
Lancaster, Ron 14th 2nd 5th
Marcelin, Al 4th 2nd 2nd
McGowan, George 3rd 1st 1st
Nettles, Ray 2nd 2nd 2nd
Porter, Lewis 3rd 1st 1st
Reed, George 11th 8th 8th
Richardson, Lorne 1st 1st 1st
Rodgers, Johnny “Ordinary Superstar” 1st 1st 1st
Sims, Rudy 3rd 1st 3rd
Turner, Charlie 6th 1st 2nd
Widger, Mike 4th 1st 3rd

Number of times player, through 1973, 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).

1973 Team All-Star Selections

Team All-Canadian Selections Division Selections
Montreal Alouettes 5 8
Saskatchewan Roughriders 5 7
Edmonton Eskimos 4 8
Ottawa Rough Riders 4 5
Toronto Argonauts 2 6
Calgary Stampeders 1 5
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1 5
BC Lions 1 3
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1 3

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