The BC Lions had a disappointing season in 2015, but the year will end off on a positive note for at least five of their players.
Adam Bighill, Jovan Olafioye, Andrew Harris, Emmanuel Arceneaux, and Richie Leone have earned CFL All-Star status this season. Remarkably, no other CFL team received more All-Star selections (5) than the BC Lions this season.
Bighill had a career year, leading the CFL in tackles and winning the Outstanding Defensive Player Award nearly two weeks ago.
Jovan Olafioye was the runner-up for the Most Outstanding Offensive Linemen Award this year. His All-Star nod makes five-straight, which is the longest active streak in the CFL.
Andrew Harris finished second in league rushing yards with 1,039 yards on 233 carries and 7 touchdowns. This is Harris’ second All-Star selection.
Wide receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux has been named an All-Star for the first time in his CFL career. He finished fourth in receiving yards with 76 receptions for 1,151 yards and 9 touchdowns in 2015.
Richie Leone has also been named a CFL All-Star for the first time in his career, after leading the league with a base punting average of 49.5 yards and net average of 38.3 yards.
Here is the complete list of CFL All-Stars:
Henry Burris, Ottawa REDBLACKS
Andrew Harris, BC Lions
Tyrell Sutton, Montreal Alouettes
Eric Rogers, Calgary Stampeders
Adarius Bowman, Edmonton Eskimos
Derel Walker, Edmonton Eskimos
Emmanuel Arceneaux, BC Lions
Jon Gott, Ottawa REDBLACKS
Brendon LaBatte, Saskatchewan Roughriders
Spencer Wilson, Calgary Stampeders
SirVincent Rogers, Ottawa REDBLACKS
Jovan Olafioye, BC Lions
John Bowman, Montreal Alouettes
Jamaal Westerman, Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Ted Laurent, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Almondo Sewell, Edmonton Eskimos
Adam Bighill, BC Lions
Simoni Lawrence, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Winston Venable, Montreal Alouettes
John Ojo, Edmonton Eskimos
Abdul Kanneh, Ottawa REDBLACKS
Emanuel Davis, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Aaron Grymes, Edmonton Eskimos
Craig Butler, Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Rene Paredes, Calgary Stampeders
Richie Leone, BC Lions
Brandon Banks, Hamilton Tiger-Cats