This Dallas Cowboys season has certainly been one that we will be anxious to forget as far as wins and losses are concerned, but there are a lot of accomplishments that have taken place throughout the campaign. One of the more impressive things to happen to a Cowboys player will actually occur on Sunday afternoon. The most-tenured member of the team, long snapper L.P. Ladouceur, is about to achieve something rather incredible in the name of his home country - Canada.
When the Cowboys host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon it will mark Ladouceur’s 251st NFL game. This mark will put him past kicker Eddie Murray for the most NFL games played by a Canadian.
The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, sent a letter to Ladouceur this week to celebrate the occasion, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“It is with great pleasure that I join the Dallas Cowboys and the National Football League (NFL) in extending my congratulations to Mr. Louis-Philippe Ladouceur on becoming the Canadian player who has played the most games in the NFL.”
“Mr. Ladouceur’s NFL career is both inspiring and remarkable, and it is built on perseverance and determination on and off the field. His unwavering commitment to working with charity organizations such as the Parker County Center of Hope to empower the lives of many individuals is a part of his enduring legacy.”
“As one of the most prolific Canadian football players in NFL history, Mr. Ladouceur has exemplified confidence and passion. As he reaches this incredible milestone of 251 games played in his illustrious career, Canadians are immensely proud of the brilliance and skill that he has displayed over the years.”
“On behalf of Canadians and fans round the world, I am pleased to congratulate Mr. Ladouceur on this well-deserved recognition.”
“Please accept my warmest welcome and best wishes for a memorable celebration.”
It goes without saying that this is insanely cool. Ladouceur has done it the right way throughout his NFL career and it is certainly worth celebrating that he is going where no Canadian has ever gone before him.
Congratulations to L.P. Ladouceur!