Bow­man, Muamba and Dozier voted East Di­vi­sion All-stars

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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 24year-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.

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