L.P. Ladouceur sets NFL record for most games played by a Canadian

L.P. Ladouceur (Jeffrey Beall, Wikimedia Commons)

According to Susannah Cullinane of CNN, Dallas Cowboys long snapper L.P. Ladouceur of Montreal, Quebec set the National Football League record for most career games played by a Canadian with 251. Ladouceur was part of the Cowboys team Sunday that beat the San Francisco 49ers 41-33.

Ladouceur broke the record previously set by National Football League kicker Eddie Murray of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Murray played 250 career games as a kicker with the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, and Minnesota Vikings from 1980 to 2000.

Ladouceur has played his entire career with the Cowboys dating back to 2005. In his rookie season he played 13 games with Dallas, then 16 games from the 2006 to 2019 NFL seasons, before 14 games with the Cowboys in 2020. Ladouceur has also been on the football field for 1209 regular season special teams snaps.

Ladouceur has also had 21 tackles in his career (16 solo tackles and five assisted tackles), and one fumble recovery. The fumble recovery came in a 38-14 Cowboys win over the Redskins on November 30, 2017.

A Pro Bowler in 2014, Ladouceur also holds the record for most consecutive games played in Cowboys history (251), most consecutive games played in NFL history by a long snapper (251), and most seasons with the Cowboys (16). Dallas meanwhile is in second place in the NFC East. Even with a record of five wins and nine losses, they are still in playoff contention, as they are only one win back of the first place Washington Football Team at six wins and eight losses.

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