Langley Rams defensive back Tanner Hamade intercepts a pass during the 2012 Canadian Bowl championship against the Saskatoon Hilltops at McLeod Athletic Park.

Langley Rams defensive back Tanner Hamade intercepts a pass during the 2012 Canadian Bowl championship against the Saskatoon Hilltops at McLeod Athletic Park.

Five awards, eight all-stars for Rams

Langley finishes tops among awards, all-stars presented by B.C. Football Conference

The Langley Rams were well recognized by the B.C. Football Conference, earning five major awards and placing eight players on the all-star team.

The winners were announced by the league on Oct. 17.

Leading the way was Evan Foster, who picked up both the outstanding defensive player award and the outstanding defensive lineman award.

Foster set both a new BCFC and a Canadian Junior Football League mark for quarterback sacks, registering 16 in 10 games. The previous records were 12.5 and 15, respectively. The next nearest player this past season had 8.5 sacks.

For the second straight year, Anthony Daley won the league’s outstanding offensive lineman award.

Running back Kyle Albertini was named the league’s top offensive back.

Albertini had 94 carries for 838 yards, an 8.9 yards per rush average, and four touchdowns. He won the league’s rushing title.

And offensive lineman Brad Goodchild won the Ron White Community Service Award.

Earning offensive all-star awards were:

The Rams offensive line had two of the league’s five all-stars.

Daley was named an all-star for the second season while Shawn Mellesmoen also earned the honour.

Albertini was one of the league’s two running backs to get all-star recognition while receiver Malcolm Williams was an all-star for a second straight year.

Williams had 34 receptions for 638 yards and nine touchdowns.

The Langley defence also had three all-stars.

Foster earned the honour for the second straight year while linebacker Joe Patko picked up all-star recognition for the first time.

Patko had 22 tackles, six assists, three sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

And defensive back Tanner Hamade returned to the all-star team. He previously made it in 2011.

Hamade finished the second with 14 tackles, two assists, one fumble recovery and four interceptions.

And Steve Thomas got the nod on the all-star team for place kicker.

Thomas went 15-for-21 on field goal attempts and was a perfect 49-for-49 on his convert attempts.