November 6, 2013, EDMONTON (ISN) – After completing undefeated conference season, it is no surprise that the University of Calgary Dinos place 11 members on the 2013 Canada West football All-Star team, more than twice that of any other school.
Leading the way is Andrew Buckley, who tied with Manitoba pivot Jordan Yantz at the quarterback position. Kicker Johnny Mark makes his third straight appearance on the all-conference roster, this time as a unanimous selection. Mark, along with Chris Dobko, who makes his second consecutive All-Star roster, both made the CIS All-Canadian team in 2012. Another carryover for the Dinos from last year’s honourees is centre Sean McEwen.
Following the Dinos were Manitoba at Regina, each with five players named to the All-Star team, with UBC placing four on the roster and Saskatchewan three. Alberta did not have any 2013 All-Stars.
Besides Mark, Regina’s Tevaughn Campbell was the only other unanimous selection, at cornerback. Campbell also made the team as the top return specialist in Canada West.
Following are the 2013 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)
University Year Hometown Program
QB (tie) Andrew Buckley Calgary 3rd Calgary, AB Kinesiology
QB (tie) Jordan Yantz Manitoba 4th Regina, SK University 1
RB Anthony Coombs Manitoba 3rd Winnipeg, MB Science
RB Mercer Timmis Calgary 2nd Burlington, ON Haskayne School of Business
WR Addison Richards Regina 3rd Regina, SK Campion Science
WR Kolten Solomon Regina 5th Regina, SK Campion Arts
IR Nic Demski Manitoba 3rd Winnipeg, MB Arts
IR Chris Dobko Calgary 5th St. Albert, AB Arts
C Sean McEwen Calgary 3rd Calgary, AB Science
T Alex McKay Manitoba 3rd Winnipeg, MB Arts
T Alec Pennell UBC 2nd Port Coquitlam, BC Arts
G Sukh Chungh Calgary 3rd Port Coquitlam, BC Arts
G Jas Dhillon UBC 3rd Surrey, BC Arts
DT Donovan Dale UBC 2nd Saskatoon, SK Kinesiology
DT Evan Gill Manitoba 3rd Winnipeg, MB Arts
DE Tyler Langlais Calgary 4th Dryden, Ont. Arts
DE Joel Seutter Saskatchewan 5th Sherwood Park, AB Arts & Science
LB Doctor Cassama Calgary 3rd Kristianstad, SWE Arts
LB Michael Stefanovic Regina 1st Moose Jaw, SK Campion Arts
Sam LB Tom Spoletini Calgary 4th Calgary, AB Arts
S Mark Ingram Saskatchewan 4th Imperial, SK Agriculture & Bioresources
HB Cyril Iwanegbe Calgary 2nd Brooks, AB Arts
HB Braxton Lawrence Saskatchewan 5th Saskatoon, SK Business
CB *Tevaughn Campbell Regina 2nd Toronto, ON Business Administration
CB Adam Laurensse Calgary 1st Sherwood Park, AB Arts
P Quinn van Gylswyk UBC 1st Victoria, BC Arts
K *Johnny Mark Calgary 3rd Peterborough, ON Science
RET Tevaughn Campbell Regina 2nd Toronto, ON Business Administration
2013 Canada West All-Stars with previous selections
Anthony Coombs Manitoba 2012 CIS 2nd, 2011 CIS 1st
Nic Demski Manitoba 2012 CW, 2011 CIS 1st
Chris Dobko Calgary 2012 CIS 2nd
Braxton Lawrence Saskatchewan 2012 CW
Johnny Mark Calgary 2012 CIS 2nd, 2011 CW
Sean McEwen Calgary 2012 CW
Kolten Solomon Regina 2012 CW
Winners of the Canada West individual football awards will be announced at 12:00 p.m. MT on Thursday, November 7.
CIS All-Canadians will be announced at Hilton Québec Hotel in Quebec City on Thursday, November 21, two days before the 49th Vanier Cup on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Stake TELUS on the University of Laval campus.
On Saturday, the Calgary Dinos host the Manitoba Bisons in the 77th Hardy Cup game, 2:00 p.m. MST at McMahon Stadium and LIVE on Shaw TV, with the winner hosting the Mitchell Bowl on November 16th.