TORONTO – The Canadian Football League announced today that four Toronto Argonauts were named to the East Division All-Star team: WR S.J. Green, OT Chris Van Zeyl, OG Ryan Bomben and DT Cleyon Laing.
SJ Green, in his second season with Toronto, continued to defy father time posting yet another 1000-yard receiving season, the sixth of his illustrious career. The 33-year old led the Argos in receptions (83), yards (1,095) and tied for receiving touchdowns (4). His 1,095 yards and 83 receptions were both good for fifth in the league while he led the CFL in targets with 155. The former South Florida Bull moved up to 27th place in all-time CFL receiving yards this season with 9,183 for his 12-year career. This is Green’s seventh Divison All-Star honour (2011-2015 with MTL, 2017-2018 with TOR).
Chris Van Zeyl has been a staple on the Argo’s offensive line for 10 seasons (2009-2018), having played in at least 14 games for the club in nine straight seasons, including anchoring the right side of the offensive line for 17 games in 2018. Toronto’s longest-tenured player suited up for his 150th game in double blue in Week 13 vs. Hamilton. The McMaster product has previously been awarded a Divison All-Star honour in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
Ryan Bomben, brought to Toronto via a trade with Montreal in late July, helped solidify the Toronto offensive line playing beside Van Zeyl for 12 games. The former Guelph Gryphon also had a receiving touchdown this season in the Labour Day Classic vs. Hamilton, the third touchdown reception of his career. The nine-year CFL veteran has now racked up four straight Division All-Star honours (2015-2018), three with Hamilton and one with Montreal previously.
Cleyon Laing played in all 18 games this season at defensive tackle, the second time in his career he’s played all 18 regular season games (2015). The Edmonton, Alberta native racked up a career-high 44 defensive tackles, six sacks and one fumble recovery on the year. The six-year CFL veteran has spent all but one (Ottawa in 2016) of those seasons in Toronto after being drafted by the team 9th overall in 2012. This is Laing’s third All-Star nomination (2015, 2017).