Ricky Ray was named a divisional all-star despite playing just 11 games.The CFL's list of divisional all-stars was released Wednesday, and there's a particularly notable name headlining the East Division list—Toronto Argonauts' quarterback Ricky Ray. It's tough to dispute that Ray has played at a superbly high level this season, as he set a CFL record for the best season-long completion percentage (77.2 per cent) while throwing 21 touchdowns and just two interceptions. However, he only played in 11 of the Argonauts' 18 games, missing six thanks to injury and then sitting out the final meaningless one, which kept his yardage numbers down to 2,878, fourth-best in the league and over 2,000 yards behind fellow East Division QB Henry Burris (who led the CFL with 4,925 yards). Thus, there's a debate to be had about if Ray's peak was superb enough to mean he should get significant CFL awards (including this all-star nod) despite the limited number of games he participated in. The all-star voters (some Football Reporters of Canada members and all of the league's head coaches) have decided to reward peak performance over duration this time; will that happen again when it comes time to name the league all-stars and the CFL's Most Outstanding Player?Read More »from Ricky Ray’s selection as divisional all-star brings up a peak/durability debate that may affect MOP
Andrew Bucholtz is a Canadian football blogger for Yahoo! Sports.