2 former Auburn players make all-star teams in CFL


Five players with Alabama football roots have been named divisional all-stars in the Canadian Football League for the 2017 season.

Among the players chosen for the West Division all-stars were Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Darvin Adams and defensive halfback T.J. Heath, British Columbia Lions punter Ty Long and Calgary Stampeders center Ucambre Williams.

Adams played at Auburn, Heath played at Alexandria High School and Jacksonville State, Long played at UAB and Williams played at Central High School in Phenix City and South Alabama.

Another former Auburn player made the East Division all-stars with Jonathan Mincy representing the Montreal Alouettes at cornerback.

Adams caught 76 passes for 1,120 yards and seven touchdowns in 2017.

Heath made 64 tackles and returned five interceptions for 143 yards and a touchdown.

Long averaged 47.9 yards on 116 punts and scored 11 singles.

Mincy made 54 tackles and intercepted two passes.

Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Duron Carter, who attended Alabama but did not play for the Crimson Tide while there, made the West Division team. He caught 73 passes for 1,043 yards and eight touchdowns for the Roughriders.

The CFL regular season ended on Saturday, but Adams, Carter, Heath and Williams are on teams involved in the playoffs. However, Adams is injured and isn’t expected to play against the Edmonton Eskimos on Sunday.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group.@AMarkG1.


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