Les Ascott

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Les Ascott
No. 52     Toronto Argonauts
Date of birth (1921-10-02)October 2, 1921
Place of birth Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Date of death August 8, 2013(2013-08-08) (aged 91)
Place of death Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Career information
Position(s) Offensive tackle, Offensive guard, Defensive tackle
Career history
As player
1940–1941 Toronto Argonauts
1942 Toronto Navy Bulldogs
1943 Halifax Navy
1944 Toronto Navy Bulldogs
1945–1953 Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Grey Cup champion: 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1952
Retired #s 52

Leslie Ascott (October 2, 1921 – August 8, 2013) was a former professional football player with the Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts for 11 seasons. Ascott primarily played the offensive tackle position with the Argos and was a part of five Grey Cup championship teams.

In 1981 Ascott was inducted into the Peterborough Sports Hall of Fame.

In a 2004 ceremony at Rogers Centre, Ascott's jersey number 52 was retired and his name was added to the Argonauts' Wall of Honour.

Ascott lived in Peterborough, with his wife of 50 years, Irene. He had two children, Terry and Barbara, and three granddaughters. He died August 8, 2013 in his hometown.[1][2][3]


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