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The Little General by Jeremy Bresciani

The Little General by Jeremy Bresciani

Regular price $99.00

Framed with a 1 inch brushed black frame, double mattes and a vgroove.  Finished framed size is 15 1/8 inches by 12 7/8 inches.

This drawing was inspired by The Little General, Ron Lancaster, one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the Canadian Football League. In his 16 seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1963?1978), he led the team into the playoffs 14 consecutive times, and made it to the CFL's Western Football Conference final 12 times. During that period, Saskatchewan represented the West in the Grey Cup five times (1966, 1967, 1969, 1972, and 1976) winning The Grey Cup in 1966. Over Lancaster's 16 seasons with the Roughriders, they won 170 games with him at quarterback, and had only one losing record (1978); Lancaster's final season as a quarterback. He was the first quarterback in CFL history to reach 50,000 career passing yards, was a finalist for the Schenley Award as most outstanding player in 1966, 1970 and 1976, (winning in 1970 and 1976), was an All-Canadian in 1970, 1973, 1975 and 1976 and a Western all-star in 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1975 and 1976. He was so dominant as a quarterback, that on the day that he died, which was 30 years after he retired from playing, he was still ranked in the top 3 in career stats in a number of categories: 2nd in touchdown passes (333, surpassed only by Damon Allen) [Eight months after Lancaster's death, Anthony Calvillo moved past Lancaster into second place.] 3rd in pass completions (3,384) 3rd in pass attempts (6,233) 3rd in yards passing (50,535) In November 2006, the Canadian sports network, TSN, listed Lancaster in 7th place on their Top 50 Players of the CFL's Modern Era. Ron Lancaster is greatly missed. He is a CFL legend and the pinnacle of Rider Nation. These Original Sized 16"x20" Limited Edition prints are individually signed and numbered out of ONLY 523 to pay tribute to the #23 Ron Lancaster wore during his illustrious career quarterbacking the Saskatchewan Roughriders.