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Pair of REDBLACKS named CFL East Division All-Stars

The CFL unveiled its divisional all-stars on Wednesday and a pair of Ottawa REDBLACKS made the cut.

Announced as members of the East Division All-Star squad are Canadian and original REDBLACK Nolan MacMillan and American punter Richie Leone.

Both players were nominated by the club for end-of-year awards this year, with MacMillan named Ottawa’s best Canadian and offensive lineman. Leone, meanwhile, was named the REDBLACKS Special Teams player of the year.

In his sixth CFL season, all with Ottawa, MacMillan started 14 games and provided his usual steadying veteran presence up front for the REDBLACKS before missing the final games of the season due to injury.

Leone had a busy 2019 campaign for the REDBLACKS with 128 punts in 17 games played, averaging 48.7 yards and a net field position flip of 39.5 yards. Leone also accumulated 2,917 yards on kickoffs, averaging 62.1 yards per kick.