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The Canadian Football League announced its 2018 Division All-Stars on Wednesday and three players from the Montreal Alouettes were selected. Divisional All-Stars were chosen by Football Reporters of Canada (FRC) members as well as CFL head coaches.
Defensive end: John Bowman (8th selection in the East)
East Division All-Star: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
This marks the eighth East Division all-star nomination for the Brooklyn, NY native. In his 13th season with the Alouettes, the 36-year-old proved once again that he belongs among the CFL elite. Bowman recorded 32 defensive tackles and registered five sacks, while recovering two fumbles for eight yards, including one in the end zone, allowing him to score his first career touchdown in the regular season. He started each of the Alouettes‘ 14 games he played in 2018. With 214 game played, he currently sits sixth all-time in Alouettes’ history. He was named CFL’s top performers in Week 20. He currently sits tied in 7th place in the CFL with his 126-career sacks.
Linebacker: Henoc Muamba (2nd selection)
East Division All-Star: 2013, 2018
In his second stint with the Alouettes, the Kinshasa, Congo native proved that he was a solid acquisition for his team this season. The 29-year-old athlete finished second in the league with 108 defensive tackles, a number that earned him the fifth all-time spot in Alouettes‘ history. Muamba was also involved in 129 defensive plays, the second highest number in the CFL in 2018. He also registered one interception and five sacks.
Safety: Branden Dozier (1st selection in the East)
East Division All-Star: 2018
In his second year with the Alouettes, the 24-year-old athlete made a CFL best five interceptions, tied with four other players. The Topeka, KS native finished third in the CFL with 118 interception return yards. He finished sixth in the CFL with 91 defensive tackles and 111 defensive plays, while adding 18 special teams tackles, good for ninth place in the league.