|Born:||December 18, 1942|
San Francisco, California
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973|
|CFL West All-Star||1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973|
|Awards||1969, 1970 - Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy|
Jack Abendschan began his career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1965 and remained with them throughout his 11-year CFL career. Abendschan played offensive guard and except for 1968, he played all 16 games of the regular season every year from 1965 to 1973.
Abendschan was also an accurate placekicker. His best field goal percentage was 63.2% (24 of 38) in 1970, his next best 60.7% (17 of 28) in 1967, which was considered very good at the time, considering kickers were not specialists then.
Abendschan was part of the 54th Grey Cup championship-winning Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1966 over the Ottawa Rough Riders 29-14, in which he converted their 4 touchdowns. He also played in the 55th Grey Cup the following year, the 57th Grey Cup of 1969, and the 60th Grey Cup of 1972, losses to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1967 and 1972 and to Ottawa in 1969.
- "The 1966 Roughriders". The Leader-Post. 2006-06-27. Archived from the original on 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
- "Saskatchewan Wins Grey Cup For First Time". The Montreal Gazette. 1966-11-28. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
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