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EDMONTON -- Canada West announces the 2012 conference football All-Stars on offence, defence and special teams. Including a tie at one position on defence, 28 student-athletes make up the complete All-Star roster.
 
Team All-Star player totals are reflective of the Canada West standings, with the first-place Calgary Dinos earning 12 selections, followed by second-place Regina, with 10. The Saskatchewan Huskies and Manitoba Bisons, third and fourth in the conference, each placed three student-athletes on the all-conference roster.
 
Six members were unanimous selections to the roster, including three on offence, two on defence and one special teams player… receiver Kit Hillis (Saskatchewan), tackle Kirby Fabien (Calgary), guard Brett Jones (Regina), linebacker Mike Edem (Calgary), sam linebacker Steve Famulak (Regina) and kicker Johnny Mark (Calgary).
 
Leading the way on offence are Calgary standout quarterback Eric Dzwilewski (dill-ess-key), who passed for 2290 yards, 15 touchdowns and had a conference record 70% completion rate against only five interceptions. Also helping the Dinos break numerous team offensive records were running back Steven Lumbala, receiver Chris Dobko and three members of the offensive line.
 
The Saskatchewan Huskies’ Kit Hillis played just six of eight games, racking up almost 800 yards receiving, more than 100 ahead of his nearest rival, to go with a league-leading eight TD catches.
 
On defence, co-interception leaders from the Regina Rams – Jamir Walker and Kirby Kezama each made the team, while tackles leader Mike Edem of Calgary, who amassed 55 tackles in eight games, was one of the unanimous choices.
 

All-purpose yards leader, Nic Demski of the Manitoba Bisons, landed on the special teams after finishing first in kickoff returns and second in punt returns, picking up 460 yards in each role, highlighted by two 98-yard punt returns – one for a touchdown.
 
Of the 28 All-Stars, 12 were also on last year’s all-conference team, eight of whom went on to receive recognition on the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) team. Calgary’s Tye Noble is the only player to make the team three years running. Calgary kicker Johnny Mark has been a unanimous All-Canada West choice two years running.
 
Following are the 2012 Canada West football All-Stars by position, with program of study, year of eligibility and hometown (*unanimous selection, listed alphabetically by position):

CANADA WEST ALL-STARS (*unanimous selection)

Offence

 Position
 Name
University
Year
Hometown
Program
QB
Eric Dzwilewski
Calgary
3
Boise, ID
Arts
RB
Anthony Coombs
Manitoba
2
Winnipeg, MB
Science
RB
Steven Lumbala
Calgary
4
Calgary, AB
Business
WR
*Kit Hillis
Saskatchewan
3

Saskatoon, SK

Business
WR
Kolten Solomon
Regina
4
Regina, SK
Campion Arts
IR
Chris Dobko
Calgary
4
St. Albert, AB
Arts
IR Jared Janotta Regina    3 Regina, SK Engineering
C Quinn McCaughan Calgary    5 St. FX, MB Arts
T
*Kirby Fabien
Calgary
4
Calgary, AB
Arts
T
Chris Mercer
Regina
5
Saskatoon, SK
Campion Arts
G
*Brett Jones
Regina
4
Weyburn, SK
Engineering
G
Sean McEwen
Calgary
2
Calgary, AB
Science
           
Defence
DT
David Rybinski
Saskatchewan
5
Kinistino, SK
Business
DT
Josh Symons
Calgary
5
Calgary, AB
Arts
DE
Linden Gaydosh
Calgary
4
Peace River, AB
Arts
DE
Ryan Wellman
Regina
3
Regina, SK
Kinesiology
LB
*Mike Edem
Calgary
3
Brampton, ON
Open Studies
LB
Chris Sciog
Regina
5
Kelliher, SK
Education
Sam LB
*Steve Famulak
Regina
5

Regina, SK

Engineering
S
Teague Sherman
Manitoba
5
Edmonton, AB
Kinesiology
HB
Kirby Kezama
Regina
5
Regina, SK
Campion Arts
HB
Braxton Lawrence
Saskatchewan
4
Saskatoon, SK
Business
HB
Tye Noble
Calgary
5
Winnipeg, MB
Arts
CB
Jamahl Knowles
Calgary
4
Vancouver, BC
Arts
CB
Jamir Walker
Regina
5
Regina, SK
Campion Arts
           

Special Teams

P
Chris Bodnar
Regina
5
Saskatoon, SK
Kinesiology
K
*Johnny Mark
Calgary
2
Peterborough, ON
Science
RET
Nic Demski
Manitoba
2
Winnipeg, MB
University 1


Winners of the Canada West individual football awards will be announced at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, November 8.
 
CIS All-Canadians will be announced at Ontario Place in Toronto on Wednesday, November 21, two days before the 48th Vanier Cup at Rogers Centre on Friday, Nov. 23.
 
On Saturday, the Calgary Dinos will host the Regina Rams  in the 76th Hardy Cup game at McMahon Stadium, live across Canada on TSN at 4:00 p.m. EST.

- With files from CIS

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