Four University of Saskatchewan Huskie football players were honoured as U Sports All-Canadians Thursday night at an awards banquest hosted in Hamilton.
Kicker Sean Stenger and running back Tyler Chow were both selected to the first team, while defensive tackle Donovan Dale and offensive tackle Evan Johnson were named to the second team.
Stenger, a selection at place kicker, enjoyed a record-breaking season. The third-year Engineering student set a Huskie single season benchmark with 22 field goals in eight games. Scoring 92 points, he added 2,372 yards on 63 punts. He was twice named Canada West and U Sports Special Teams Player of the Week for hitting six field goals in a game.
Chow, a third-year running back from Calgary, averaged 103 yards per game. He recorded seven touchdowns on 127 carries for 828 yards in the season.
A fourth-year Engineering student from Regina, Johnson, played in all eight games for the Huskies on the offensive line and helped the offence to average 32.6 points per game and 434 yards per game.
The lone all-star on defence, Dale, a Graduate Students student, recorded 24 tackles, three sacks and one interceptions in his final year of eligibility. The 2016 all-star selection (two with UBC Thunderbirds) was Dale’s fourth of his career.
It is the fourth All-Canadian selection for Dale, while it is the first for Stenger, Chow and Johnson.
Saskatchewan has now had 91 All-Canadians since 1969.