Okanagan Sun veteran Steven Doege is the BCFC's defensive lineman of the year.

Okanagan Sun veteran Steven Doege is the BCFC's defensive lineman of the year.

Doege BCFC’s top defensive player

Five Sun named to all-star team

For the second consecutive year, Steven Doege has been named the outstanding defensive player in the B.C. Football Conference.

The three-year veteran out of Rutland put together another solid season for the Okanagan Sun with a conference-leading 11 sacks. He now has 30.5 sacks for his career, leaving him just four shy of the all-time league record.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Doege added 28 tackles, 14 assists and a pair of fumble recoveries in 2011.

A stat that didn’t factor in for defensive purposes was his four carries on offence and three touchdowns scored, displaying Doege’s skills on both sides of the ball.

He was also named the conference’s top defensive lineman.

Joining Doege on the BCFC all-star team are four of his Okanagan Sun teammates.

On defense, is fellow lineman Sam Looysen who had 15 tackles, five assists, three sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Brennan Van Nistelrooy made the grade in the defensive secondary. The Lethbridge product had 20 tackles, seven assists, five interceptions, a touchdown and two fumble recoveries.

On offense, Dan Turek was named as one of four all-star receivers. In his fourth season, Turek caught 31 balls for 768 yards and five touchdowns.

For the second consecutive year, tackle Drew Digout was named along the offensive line.

The defending champion Vancouver Island Raiders led the way with nine all-starsm including five on offense.

The Langley Rams Nick Downey was the only player named to two positions, at receiver and on special teams.


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