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3 Winnipeg Blue Bombers named to CFL all-star squad

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Fans line the streets of downtown Winnipeg for the Grey Cup parade – Nov 26, 2019

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Willie Jefferson, Stanley Bryant and Winston Rose have even more reason to celebrate.

The three were named CFL all-stars Wednesday.

The Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 on Sunday to register their first Grey Cup title in 29 years.

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On Thursday, Jefferson, a six-foot-seven, 245-pound defensive end, was named the CFL’s outstanding defensive player. And Bryant was a finalist to Hamilton’s Chris Van Zeyl as top lineman after winning the award the two previous seasons.

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‘We did it baby’: Grey Cup MVP Andrew Harris celebrates at parade – Nov 26, 2019

Bryant captured his fifth career all-star nod while Jefferson earned his third.

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Voting was conducted by the Football Reporters of Canada and nine CFL head coaches.

READ MORE: Hundreds of fans greet the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they return home with the Grey Cup

Hamilton, which posted a CFL-best 15-3 record, placed nine players on the all-star squad.

That includes receiver Brandon Banks, who captured the outstanding player award after leading the league in receiving (club-record 112 catches, 1,550 yards, 13 TDs).

Click to play video: 'Fans line the streets of downtown Winnipeg for the Grey Cup parade' Fans line the streets of downtown Winnipeg for the Grey Cup parade
Fans line the streets of downtown Winnipeg for the Grey Cup parade – Nov 26, 2019

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