1979 All-Canadian All-Star Team
Selected by the Football Reporters of Canada

Offense
QB Tom Wilkinson EDM
RB David Green MTL
RB Larry Key BC
TE Tony Gabriel OTT
SB Willie Armstead CGY
WR Brian Kelly EDM
WR Waddell Smith EDM
C Al Wilson BC
G Larry Butler HAM
G Ray Watrin MTL
T Lloyd Fairbanks CGY
T Mike Wilson EDM
Defense
DT Dave Fennell EDM
DT John Helton WPG
DE Junior Ah You MTL
DE Reggie Lewis CGY
MLB Dan Kepley EDM
OLB Ron Foxx OTT
OLB Ben Zambiasi HAM
DHB Gregg Butler EDM
DHB Ed “Too Small” Jones EDM
CB Dickie Harris MTL
CB Mike Nelms OTT
S Al Burleson CGY
Special Teams
P Hank Ilesic EDM
K Lui Passaglia BC
Conference Breakdown
Conference Player Count
Eastern Conference 9 (34.62%)
Western Conference 17 (65.38%)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Career to 1979 Player All-Star Selections

Player Season All-Canadian Selection Division Selection
Ah You, Junior 8th 2nd 4th
Armstead, Willie 4th 1st 2nd
Burleson, Al 4th 1st 2nd
Butler, Larry 4th 1st 4th
Butler, Gregg 3rd 2nd 2nd
Fairbanks, Lloyd 5th 1st 2nd
Fennell, Dave 6th 3rd 3rd
Foxx, Ron 4th 1st 1st
Gabriel, Tony 9th 7th 8th
Green, David 2nd 1st 1st
Harris, Dickie 8th 6th 7th
Helton, John 11th 8th 10th
Ilesic, Hank 3rd 2nd 2nd
Jones, Ed “Too Small” 4th 1st 2nd
Kelly, Brian 1st 1st 1st
Kepley, Dan 5th 3rd 3rd
Key, Larry 2nd 1st 1st
Lewis, Reggie 3rd 2nd 2nd
Nelms, Mike 4th 1st 1st
Passaglia, Lui 4th 1st 2nd
Smith, Waddell 3rd 1st 1st
Watrin, Ray 12th 1st 1st
Wilkinson, Tom 13th 3rd 3rd
Wilson, Al 8th 5th 5th
Wilson, Mike 4th 1st 1st
Zambiasi, Ben 2nd 2nd 2nd

Number of times player, through 1979, 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).

1979 Team All-Star Selections

Team All-Canadian Selections Division Selections
Edmonton Eskimos 9 14
Montreal Alouettes 4 11
Calgary Stampeders 4 6
Ottawa Rough Riders 3 6
BC Lions 3 5
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2 4
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1 1

Sources

  • CFL Facts, Figures and Records, 1985-2016 Editions

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