1978 All-Canadian All-Star Team
Selected by the Football Reporters of Canada

Offense
QB Tom Wilkinson EDM
RB Mike Strickland SSK
RB James Sykes CGY
TE Tony Gabriel OTT
SB Tom Scott EDM
WR Bob Gaddis MTL
WR Joe Poplawski WPG
C Al Wilson BC
G Harold Holton CGY
G Bill Stevenson EDM
T Jim Coode OTT
T Dan Yochum MTL
Defense
DT Dave Fennell EDM
DT John Helton CGY
DE Mike Fanucci OTT
DE Reggie Lewis CGY
MLB Dan Kepley EDM
OLB Ben Zambiasi HAM
OLB Chuck Zapiec MTL
DB Larry Brune OTT
DB Gregg Butler EDM
DB Dickie Harris MTL
DB Joe Hollimon EDM
DB Randy Rhino MTL
Special Teams
P Hank Ilesic EDM
K Dave Cutler EDM

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Conference Breakdown
Conference Player Count
Eastern Conference 10 (38.46%)
Western Conference 16 (61.54%)

Career to 1978 Player All-Star Selections

Player Season All-Canadian Selection Division Selection
Brune, Larry 4th 1st 1st
Butler, Gregg 2nd 1st 1st
Coode, Jim 5th 1st 2nd
Cutler, Dave 10th 2nd 2nd
Fanucci, Mike 6th 1st 1st
Fennell, Dave 5th 2nd 2nd
Gabriel, Tony 8th 6th 7th
Gaddis, Bob 2nd 1st 1st
Harris, Dickie 7th 5th 6th
Helton, John 10th 7th 9th
Hollimon, Joe 3rd 1st 2nd
Holton, Harold 5th 1st 1st
Ilesic, Hank 2nd 1st 1st
Kepley, Dan 4th 2nd 2nd
Lewis, Reggie 2nd 1st 1st
Poplawski, Joe 1st 1st 1st
Rhino, Randy 4th 2nd 2nd
Scott, Tom 5th 2nd 3rd
Stevenson, Bill 4th 1st 1st
Strickland, Mike 4th 1st 2nd
Sykes, James 1st 1st 1st
Wilkinson, Tom 12th 2nd 2nd
Wilson, Al 7th 4th 4th
Yochum, Dan 7th 4th 6th
Zambiasi, Ben 1st 1st 1st
Zapiec, Chuck 7th 2nd 4th

Number of times player, through 1978, 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).

1978 Team All-Star Selections

Team All-Canadian Selections Division Selections
Edmonton Eskimos 9 12
Montreal Alouettes 5 9
Ottawa Rough Riders 4 11
Calgary Stampeders 4 8
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 1 3
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1 3
BC Lions 1 2
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 1

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