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Jack Abendschan bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Jack Abendschan

Playing Career

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1965 - 1975

Awards and Honours

Western All-Star Offensive Guard
1966, 1967, 1969 - 1973 (7)

Canadian Football League All-Star Offensive Guard
1967, 1969, 1971 - 1973 (5)

Grey Cup Participation
1966, 1967, 1969, 1972 (4)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s)
1966 (1)

Career Highlights

  • 3rd on the Saskatchewan Roughriders career points list with 863 (as of 2015).

  • Played a total of 150 games.

  • Converted 89.6% of his converts (312/348)

Prior to joining the Canadian Football League (CFL), Jack Abendschan played football with the University of New Mexico where he was a three year starter and twice named All-Conference.

Abendschan joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1965, as an Offensive Guard and placekicker. Over his ten year career with Saskatchewan, Abendschan was a Western All-Star seven times and CFL All-Star five both as an offensive guard. As a placekicker, Abendschan had a career total of 159 field goals, and 72 singles. Abendschan led the Western Division in scoring in 1969 and 1970 seasons with 110 points each year. He led the Roughriders in scoring in 1971 (94 points), 1973 (110 points), and 1975 (62 points).

Jack Abendschan played in four Grey Cup games and was a member of the Roughriders first Grey Cup championship in 1966.

Jack Abendschan is also a member of the Roughriders Plaza of Honour and the University of New Mexico Hall of Honor.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012 as a player.

Class of 2012

Jack AbendschanDamon AllenDavid BraleyPeter ConnellanHarvey JonesEric Lapointe

Milton Stegall

Football Reporters of Canada

Steve MiltonDan Ralph

Abendschan, Jack
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