Seven Winnipeg Blue Bombers players were recognized for their outstanding seasons by being named to the 2010 Canadian Football League East Division All-Star team.

Running back Fred Reid, receiver Terrence Edwards, offensive guard Brendon LaBatte, defensive tackle Doug Brown, defensive end Phillip Hunt, defensive back Jovon Johnson and punter Mike Renaud were all selected by way of 69 voters, including members of the Football Reporters of Canada, CFL head coaches and CFL fans from across the country.

Reid earned his third all-star selection in his four-year career after leading the league in rushing for the first time in his career. He finished with 1,396 yards and six touchdowns and also hauled in 35 passes for 255 yards – a career best. Reid was second in the league in yards from scrimmage with 1,651.

Edwards enjoyed his best year in the CFL finishing second in the league in receiving with a career-best 1,372 yards and 12 touchdowns.


LaBatte has been Winnipeg’s best offensive lineman since being drafted in 2008 and missed only two games due to injury this season. He showed off his versatility by filling in for an injured Andre Douglas at the tackle position for one game. This is the 24-year old’s second straight all-star selection.

Brown anchored the Bombers’ defensive line and finished the year with five sacks, 49 tackles and one fumble recovery. The 36-year old played in all 18 games. This is his seventh all-star selection of his ten-year career.

Hunt had a breakout season for the Blue Bombers starting all 18 games and finishing the year with a league-leading 16 sacks and 53 tackles – tied for the most by a defensive lineman. The second-year Bomber tied a CFL record when he recorded at least one sack in ten straight games.

Johnson earns his second all-star selection in as many years after playing all 18 games splitting time at both corner and halfback. The 27-year old finished with a team-high four interceptions including one that he returned 55-yards for a touchdown. He also made seven pass knockdowns and 62 tackles.

Renaud earns his first all-star selection in just his second year in the league. The always reliable punter finished first in the league in both net punting and punting yards and sported a 42.1 yard average. He also completed one pass for 27 yards on a fake punt.

The CFL All-Stars will be announced on Wednesday, November 17.