Louis-Philippe Ladouceur (born March 13, 1981 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is an American football long snapper who currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys.
Early years [ edit ]
Notre Dame High School in Montreal, Canada. He went on to play as a defensive lineman for John Abbott College, which is similar to a college preparatory school, 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 was selected in the fourth round of the
2004 CFL Draft by the Ottawa Renegades, but decided to return to school. [1 ]
Professional career [ edit ]
New Orleans Saints [ edit ]
He was signed as an
undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints after 2005 NFL Draft, but was released just before the season started.
Dallas Cowboys [ edit ]
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 [2 ] 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.
On February 14,
2008, he signed a five-year contract through the 2012 season. On February 28, 2013, he signed a new five-year contract. [3 ]
2014, he was added to the Pro Bowl as a "need player" for special teams purposes. [4 ]
He has provided consistency as the team's
long snapper since the start, by being perfect on all of his snaps and has only missed one game. As of July 2014 he has made clean snaps on 639 punts, 275 field goals and 388 PATs, including the playoffs. [5 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
He married Brooke Worthington from
Weatherford, Texas on April 20, 2012 in Virgin Gorda. They have one child born in December 2012.
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