(CNN)Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has congratulated Dallas Cowboys long snapper L.P. Ladouceur ahead of his 251st NFL game, which will set a record for a Canadian-born player.
Canada's Trudeau congratulates L.P. Ladouceur of Dallas Cowboys on pending NFL record
When Ladouceur takes to the field against the San Francisco 49ers at Arlington Sunday, he will surpass the 250 games of Canadian-born former kicker Eddie Murray, who has held the record for the past 20 years.
"Mr. Ladouceur's NFL career is both inspiring and remarkable, and it is built on perseverance and determination on and off the field," Trudeau said in a statement posted to Twitter by ESPN reporter Alex Schefter.
The Prime Minister's office confirmed the authenticity of the statement to CNN.
The Canadian leader praised Ladouceur's charity work, saying it would be part of his legacy.
"As one of the most prolific Canadian football players in NFL history, Mr. Ladouceur has exemplified confidence and passion. As he reaches this incredible milestone of 251 games