The Prime Minister sent a message to Canadian Dallas Cowboys’ long snapper L.P. Ladouceur.
Justin Trudeau congratulated Ladouceur prior to playing in his 251st NFL game Sunday which will put him past former kicker Eddie Murray for the most NFL games played by a Canadian. The Cowboys played the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15. ESPN’s Adam Schefter obtained the letter.
Ladouceur’s first NFL contract came with the New Orleans Saints following the 2005 draft, however, he was waived in late August. The Cowboys signed the Montreal native in September of that year and he’s been playing with a star on his helmet ever since.
The 39-year-old Ladouceur has played 16 seasons so far for the Cowboys and already earned over $12.7 million. He has played in a team-record 250 consecutive games and counts as the oldest and longest-tenured player on the Dallas roster. He has a perfect streak as a long snapper.
Even the Prime Minister recognizes: long snappers are people too.