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Thirteen Current and Former Ticats Named to CFL's All-Decade Team

November 19, 2020 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release


After five months of fans casting their ballots, the Canadian Football League (CFL) announced and celebrated the premiere players and head coaches of the past 10 years (2010-2019) through the first-ever All-Decade Team. The Tiger-Cats were represented by 13 current and former players named to the first and second teams, which each featured 29 individuals nominated by fans, a selection committee and a media panel.

Brandon Banks, who was selected to both the First Team (special teams returner) and Second Team (wide receiver), was joined on the former by teammates Delvin Breaux Sr. (defensive back) and Ted Laurent (defensive tackle), and Hamilton's current Defensive Backs Coach and Special Teams Assistant, Craig Butler (safety). Two other current Tiger-Cats earned Second-Team honours, including Simoni Lawrence (linebacker) and Chris Van Zeyl (offensive lineman).

Below are the CFL's full First and Second All-Decade Teams:

Current Ticat Former Ticat

FIRST ALL-DECADE TEAM

POSITION NAME TEAM

Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell Calgary

Running Back Andrew Harris BC and Winnipeg

Receiver S.J. Green Toronto and Montreal

Receiver Adarius Bowman Winnipeg, Edmonton and Montreal

Receiver Weston Dressler Saskatchewan and Winnipeg

Receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux BC and Saskatchewan

Receiver Nik Lewis Calgary and Montreal

Centre Jon Gott Calgary and Ottawa

Offensive Tackle Stanley Bryant Calgary and Winnipeg

Offensive Tackle Jovan Olafioye BC and Montreal

Offensive Guard Brendon LaBatte Winnipeg and Saskatchewan

Offensive Guard Ryan Bomben Montreal, Hamilton and Toronto

Defensive End Charleston Hughes Calgary and Saskatchewan

Defensive End John Bowman Montreal

Defensive Tackle Almondo Sewell Edmonton

Defensive Tackle Ted Laurent Edmonton and Hamilton

Linebacker Solomon Elimimian BC and Saskatchewan

Linebacker Adam Bighill BC and Winnipeg

Linebacker Chip Cox Montreal

Defensive Back Jovon Johnson Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Saskatchewan

Defensive Back Ryan Phillips BC

Defensive Back Delvin Breaux Hamilton

Defensive Back Brandon Smith Calgary

Safety Craig Butler Saskatchewan and Hamilton

Kicker Justin Medlock Toronto, Hamilton and Winnipeg

Punter Rob Maver Calgary

Special Teams Cover Mike Miller Edmonton and Winnipeg

Special Teams Returner Brandon Banks Hamilton

Head Coach John Hufnagel Calgary

SECOND ALL-DECADE TEAM

POSITION NAME TEAM

Quarterback Ricky Ray Edmonton and Toronto

Running Back Jon Cornish Calgary

Receiver Greg Ellingson Hamilton, Ottawa and Edmonton

Receiver Brandon Banks Hamilton

Receiver Fred Stamps Edmonton and Montreal

Receiver Derel Walker Edmonton and Toronto

Receiver Bryan Burnham BC

Centre Luc Brodeur-Jourdain Montreal

Offensive Tackle Chris Van Zeyl Toronto and Hamilton

Offensive Tackle Derek Dennis Calgary and Saskatchewan

Offensive Guard Scott Flory Montreal

Offensive Guard Matt O'Donnell Edmonton

Defensive End Willie Jefferson Edmonton, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg

Defensive End Odell Willis Winnipeg, Saskatchewan, Edmonton and BC

Defensive Tackle Micah Johnson Calgary and Saskatchewan

Defensive Tackle Eddie Steele Hamilton, Edmonton and Saskatchewan

Linebacker Alex Singleton Calgary

Linebacker Henoc Muamba Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Montreal

Linebacker Simoni Lawrence Edmonton and Hamilton

Defensive Back Ed Gainey Hamilton and Saskatchewan

Defensive Back Keon Raymond Calgary, Toronto and Hamilton

Defensive Back Jamar Wall Calgary

Defensive Back Patrick Watkins Toronto and Edmonton

Safety Tyron Brackenridge Saskatchewan

Kicker Rene Paredes Calgary

Punter Richie Leone Ottawa and BC

Special Teams Cover Jason Arakgi BC

Special Teams Returner Chad Owens Toronto, Hamilton, and Saskatchewan

Head Coach Dave Dickenson Calgary


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