1959 WIFU All-Star Team
Selected by the Canadian Press

Offense
QB Jim Van Pelt WPG
HB Johnny Bright EDM
HB Gene Filipski CGY
HB Jackie Parker EDM
HB Charlie Shepard WPG
E Ernie “Zazu” Pitts WPG
E Ernie “Big Hoss” Warlick CGY
C Neil Habig SSK
G Tom Hinton BC
G Ed Kotowich WPG
T Roger Nelson EDM
T Frank Rigney WPG
Defense
DT Urban Henry BC
DT Art Walker, Jr. EDM
DE Herb Gray WPG
DE Ed Gray EDM
MG Steve Patrick WPG
ILB Al Ecuyer EDM
ILB Garland Warren WPG
CLB Norm Fieldgate BC
CLB Rollie Miles EDM
DHB Billy Jessup BC
DHB Kenny Ploen WPG
S Harvey Wylie CGY

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Career to 1959 WIFU Player All-Star Selections

Player Season Division Selection
Bright, Johnny 9th 4th
Ecuyer, Al 1st 1st
Fieldgate, Norm 6th 1st
Filipski, Gene 2nd 1st
Gray, Ed 3rd 1st
Gray, Herb 4th 3rd
Habig, Neil 2nd 1st
Henry, Urban 2nd 1st
Hinton, Tom 2nd 2nd
Jessup, Billy 1st 1st
Kotowich, Ed 5th 1st
Miles, Rollie 9th 9th
Nelson, Roger 5th 3rd
Parker, Jackie 6th 6th
Patrick, Steve 8th 2nd
Pitts, Ernie “Zazu” 3rd 2nd
Ploen, Kenny 3rd 2nd
Rigney, Frank 2nd 1st
Shepard, Charlie 3rd 1st
Van Pelt, Jim 2nd 1st
Walker, Art Jr. 5th 4th
Warlick, Ernie “Big Hoss” 3rd 2nd
Warren, Garland 2nd 1st
Wylie, Harvey 4th 1st

Number of times player, through 1959, 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).

1959 WIFU Team All-Star Selections

Team Division Selections
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 9
Edmonton Eskimos 7
BC Lions 4
Calgary Stampeders 3
Saskatchewan Roughriders 1

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