By Brian Schultz
Three Manitoba Bison football players have been selected as CIS Football All-Canadians.
Running back Anthony Coombs and safety Teague Sherman were bestowed the honour Thursday night, while kick returner Nic Demski was selected as Second Team All-Canadian.
Coombs, 19, and Sherman, 23, are first-time selections as All-Canadians. Coombs was a rookie during the 2011 season, producing 640 rushing yards, and added eight rushing touchdowns along with 1203 all-purpose yards. Sherman, a fourth-year player, registered 35.5 total tackles, one interception and four break-ups for the Bisons.
Demski, 17, is also a first-timer as an All-Canadian. The rookie tied a CIS record with two kickoff touchdown returns in a season and had a kick return average of 31.6 (third best in CIS) with 11 kick returns for 348 yards.
“It is a real honour for three Bisons to be recognized as CIS All-Canadians,” head coach Brian Dobie said in a statement.
Dobie is in Vancouver for the 2011 Vanier Cup festivities and will be part of the coaches’ analysts panel on TSN tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m CT.