1961 Western Conference All-Star Team
Selected by the Canadian Press

Offense
QB Jackie Parker EDM
HB Johnny Bright EDM
HB (flanker) Willie Fleming, Jr. BC
HB Leo Lewis, Jr. WPG
HB Earl Lunsford CGY
E Farrell Funston WPG
E Jack “Jocko” Gotta SSK
C Neil Habig SSK
G Mike Kmech EDM
G Cornel Piper WPG
T Don Luzzi, Jr. CGY
T Frank Rigney WPG
Defense
DT Bill Clarke SSK
DT Mike Wright WPG
DE Herb Gray WPG
DE Tony Pajaczkowski CGY
MG Ron Atchison SSK
ILB Dave Burkholder WPG
ILB Wayne Harris CGY
CLB Bob Ptacek, Jr. SSK
CLB Gordie Rowland WPG
DHB Oscar Kruger EDM
DHB Norm Rauhaus WPG
S Harvey Wylie CGY

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Career to 1961 Western Conference Player All-Star Selections

Player Season Division Selection
Atchison, Ron 10th 3rd
Bright, Johnny 11th 6th
Burkholder, Dave 4th 3rd
Clarke, Bill 11th 1st
Fleming, Willie Jr. 3rd 2nd
Funston, Farrell 3rd 1st
Gotta, Jack “Jocko” 6th 4th
Gray, Herb 6th 5th
Habig, Neil 4th 3rd
Harris, Wayne 1st 1st
Kmech, Mike 6th 1st
Kruger, Oscar 8th 3rd
Lewis, Leo Jr. 7th 4th
Lunsford, Earl 6th 2nd
Luzzi, Don Jr. 4th 4th
Pajaczkowski, Tony 7th 2nd
Parker, Jackie 8th 8th
Piper, Cornel 5th 2nd
Ptacek, Bob Jr. 2nd 1st
Rauhaus, Norm 6th 1st
Rigney, Frank 4th 3rd
Rowland, Gordie 8th 4th
Wright, Mike 2nd 1st
Wylie, Harvey 6th 3rd

Number of times player, through 1961, has been selected to First Team 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).

1961 Western Conference Team All-Star Selections

Team Division Selections
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9
Calgary Stampeders 5
Saskatchewan Roughriders 5
Edmonton Eskimos 4
BC Lions 1

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