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

Offense
QB Tom Wilkinson EDM
RB Jim Germany EDM
RB Larry Key BC
TE Harry Holt, III BC
SB Willie Armstead CGY
WR Brian Kelly EDM
WR Waddell Smith EDM
C Al Wilson BC
G Bill Stevenson EDM
G Eric Upton EDM
T Lloyd Fairbanks CGY
T Mike Wilson EDM
Defense
DT Dave Fennell EDM
DT John Helton WPG
DE David Boone, Jr. EDM
DE Reggie Lewis CGY
MLB Dan Kepley EDM
OLB Glen Jackson BC
OLB Tom Towns EDM
DHB Gregg Butler EDM
DHB Terry Irvin CGY
DHB Ed “Too Small” Jones EDM
CB Ray Odums CGY
S Al Burleson CGY
Special Teams
P Hank Ilesic EDM
K Lui Passaglia BC

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Career to 1979 Western Conference Player All-Star Selections

Player Season Division Selection
Armstead, Willie 4th 2nd
Boone, David Jr. 5th 2nd
Burleson, Al 4th 2nd
Butler, Gregg 3rd 2nd
Fairbanks, Lloyd 5th 2nd
Fennell, Dave 6th 3rd
Germany, Jim 3rd 1st
Helton, John 11th 10th
Holt, Harry III 2nd 1st
Ilesic, Hank 3rd 2nd
Irvin, Terry 3rd 2nd
Jackson, Glen 4th 3rd
Jones, Ed “Too Small” 4th 2nd
Kelly, Brian 1st 1st
Kepley, Dan 5th 3rd
Key, Larry 2nd 1st
Lewis, Reggie 3rd 2nd
Odums, Ray 6th 1st
Passaglia, Lui 4th 2nd
Smith, Waddell 3rd 1st
Stevenson, Bill 5th 2nd
Towns, Tom 5th 2nd
Upton, Eric 4th 1st
Wilkinson, Tom 13th 3rd
Wilson, Al 8th 5th
Wilson, Mike 4th 1st

Number of times player, through 1979, 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).

1979 Western Conference Team All-Star Selections

Team All-Canadian Selections Division Selections
Edmonton Eskimos 9 14
Calgary Stampeders 4 6
BC Lions 3 5
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1 1

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