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

QB Tom Wilkinson EDM
RB Mike Strickland SSK
RB James Sykes CGY
TE Willie Armstead CGY
SB Tom Scott EDM
WR Mike Holmes WPG
WR Joe Poplawski WPG
C Al Wilson BC
G Harold Holton CGY
G Bill Stevenson EDM
T Lloyd Fairbanks CGY
T Haywood “Butch” Norman WPG
DT Dave Fennell* EDM
DT John Helton CGY
DE Ron Estay EDM
DE Reggie Lewis CGY
MLB Dan Kepley EDM
OLB Glen Jackson BC
OLB Tom Towns EDM
DHB Gregg Butler EDM
DHB Ed “Too Small” Jones EDM
CB Joe Hollimon EDM
CB Terry Irvin CGY
S Al Burleson CGY
Special Teams
P Hank Ilesic EDM
K Dave Cutler EDM

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Career to 1978 Western Conference Player All-Star Selections

Player Season Division Selection
Armstead, Willie 3rd 1st
Burleson, Al 3rd 1st
Butler, Gregg 2nd 1st
Cutler, Dave 10th 2nd
Estay, Ron 8th 3rd
Fairbanks, Lloyd 4th 1st
Fennell, Dave 5th 2nd
Helton, John 10th 9th
Hollimon, Joe 3rd 2nd
Holmes, Mike 2nd 1st
Holton, Harold 5th 1st
Ilesic, Hank 2nd 1st
Irvin, Terry 2nd 1st
Jackson, Glen 3rd 2nd
Jones, Ed “Too Small” 3rd 1st
Kepley, Dan 4th 2nd
Lewis, Reggie 2nd 1st
Norman, Haywood “Butch” 5th 2nd
Poplawski, Joe 1st 1st
Scott, Tom 5th 3rd
Stevenson, Bill 4th 1st
Strickland, Mike 4th 2nd
Sykes, James 1st 1st
Towns, Tom 4th 1st
Wilkinson, Tom 12th 2nd
Wilson, Al 7th 4th

Number of times player, through 1978, 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).

1978 Western Conference Team All-Star Selections

Team All-Canadian Selections Division Selections
Edmonton Eskimos 9 12
Calgary Stampeders 4 8
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1 3
BC Lions 1 2
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1 1



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