L. P. Ladouceur
Ladouceur with the Dallas Cowboys in 2015
|No. 91 Dallas Cowboys|
|Date of birth:||March 13, 1981|
|Place of birth:||Montreal, Quebec|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Montreal (QC) Notre Dame|
|CFL draft:||2004 / Round: 4 / Pick: 29|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2015|
|Player stats at PFR|
Louis-Philippe Ladouceur (born March 13, 1981) is a Canadian-born American football long snapper for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at California.
Ladouceur attended Notre Dame High School in Montreal, Canada. He went on to play as a defensive lineman for John Abbott College, which is a community college, where as a senior he recorded seven sacks, 48 tackles, and a fumble recovery.
He received a scholarship to play at University of California, Berkeley, where he primarily served as the team's long snapper and was a key player on a special teams unit that did not allow a blocked kick in both his junior and senior seasons. Ladouceur also received scholarship offers from Syracuse University and Michigan State University.
New Orleans Saints
After playing the third game of the 2005 season against the San Francisco 49ers, the Cowboys decided to stay the entire week in California, to better prepare for their next game against the Oakland Raiders. Because of issues they were having with rookie long snapper Jon Condo, the team decided to replace him with Ladouceur, who got a try out that week, in part because he was a local Bay Area player. In his NFL debut against the San Francisco 49ers, he snapped cleanly on five punts and two field goals. He finished his rookie season with clean snaps on 70 punts, 25 field goals and 28 PATs.
He has provided consistency as the team's long snapper since the start, by being perfect on all of his snaps and never missing a game as a Cowboy. As of July 2014[update] he has made clean snaps on 639 punts, 275 field goals, and 388 PATs, including the playoffs.
He married his wife, Brooke Worthington on April 20, 2012 in Virgin Gorda. They have one child born in December 2012.
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