1980 All-Canadian All-Star Team
Selected by the Football Reporters of Canada

Offense
QB Dieter Brock WPG
RB William Miller WPG
RB James Sykes CGY
TE Tony Gabriel OTT
SB Tom Scott EDM
WR Mike Holmes WPG
WR Brian Kelly EDM
C Al Wilson BC
G Val Belcher OTT
G Larry Butler WPG
T Haywood “Butch” Norman WPG
T Mike Wilson EDM
Defense
DT Bruce Clark TOR
DT Dave Fennell EDM
DE Ron Estay EDM
DE Reggie Lewis CGY
MLB Dan Kepley EDM
OLB Dale Potter EDM
OLB Ben Zambiasi HAM
DHB Gregg Butler EDM
DHB Ed “Too Small” Jones EDM
CB Ray Odums CGY
CB Dickie Harris (Tie) MTL
CB David Shaw (Tie) HAM
S Ken McEachern SSK
Special Teams
P Hank Ilesic EDM
K Bernie Ruoff HAM
Conference Breakdown
Conference Player Count
Eastern Conference 7 (25.93%)
Western Conference 20 (74.07%)

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Career to 1980 Player All-Star Selections

Player Season All-Canadian Selection Division Selection
Belcher, Val 2nd 1st 1st
Brock, Dieter 7th 1st 1st
Butler, Larry 5th 2nd 5th
Butler, Gregg 4th 3rd 3rd
Clark, Bruce 1st 1st 1st
Estay, Ron 10th 2nd 4th
Fennell, Dave 7th 4th 4th
Gabriel, Tony 10th 8th 9th
Harris, Dickie 9th 7th 8th
Holmes, Mike 4th 1st 2nd
Ilesic, Hank 4th 3rd 3rd
Jones, Ed “Too Small” 5th 2nd 3rd
Kelly, Brian 2nd 2nd 2nd
Kepley, Dan 6th 4th 4th
Lewis, Reggie 4th 3rd 3rd
McEachern, Ken 7th 1st 2nd
Miller, William 1st 1st 1st
Norman, Haywood “Butch” 7th 2nd 3rd
Odums, Ray 7th 1st 2nd
Potter, Dale 8th 1st 1st
Ruoff, Bernie 6th 1st 1st
Scott, Tom 7th 3rd 4th
Shaw, David 6th 2nd 2nd
Sykes, James 3rd 2nd 2nd
Wilson, Al 9th 6th 6th
Wilson, Mike 5th 2nd 2nd
Zambiasi, Ben 3rd 3rd 3rd

Number of times player, through 1980, 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).

1980 Team All-Star Selections

Team All-Canadian Selections Division Selections
Edmonton Eskimos 10 12
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 5 6
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 3 8
Calgary Stampeders 3 5
Ottawa Rough Riders 2 6
Montreal Alouettes 1 7
Toronto Argonauts 1 6
BC Lions 1 3
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 1

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