Five Blue Bombers Named CFL All-Stars

WINNIPEG, MB., December 4, 2018 – The Canadian Football League unveiled its 2018 All-Star team today, with five members of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers named to the squad.

Honoured as CFL All Stars are running back Andrew Harris, centre Matthias Goossen and tackle Stanley Bryant on offence, along with linebacker Adam Bighill and safety Taylor Loffler on defence.

The voting was conducted by The Football Reporters of Canada and the league’s head coaches.

Andrew Harris earned CFL All-Star honours for the fifth time in his career and third straight year since joining the Bombers in 2016. Harris posted a career-high 1,390 yards to win the CFL rushing title for a second straight year, while adding 58 receptions for an additional 451 yards. His 11 touchdowns – eight rushing, three receiving – tied for third-most in the CFL.

Stanley Bryant, the back-to-back CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman, earned his fourth league All-Star award as he anchored the left side of an offensive line that was part of the league’s highest-scoring offence and top rushing team. Bryant has not missed a single game in his four seasons since joining the Bombers.

Matthias Goossen, selected second overall by the Bombers in 2014, landed on the CFL All-Star Team for the first time in his career. Goossen has been a fixture as the club’s starting centre since the end of the 2015 season, and has not missed a single game in the past four years.

Adam Bighill received his fifth CFL All-Star honour and first as a Bomber after a sensational season in which he racked up 106 tackles, four forced fumbles, eight tackles for a loss, four quarterback sacks, a fumble recovery and two interceptions – including one returned for a touchdown. His 126 total defensive plays matched Calgary’s Alex Singleton for the league lead. Bighill was named the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2018, the second time in his career he was won the award.

Taylor Loffler has been honoured as a CFL All-Star for a third-straight season since being selected by the Bombers in the third round of the 2016 CFL Draft. The Bombers Most Outstanding Rookie in 2016, Loffler registered 52 tackles and added three interceptions in 2018.