Les Ascott (Les Ascott)

Les Ascott

Professional Football Player. Les Ascott played at the offensive tackle, offensive guard, and defensive tackle positions for eleven seasons (1940 to 1941, and 1945 to 1953) in the Canadian Football League with the Toronto Argonauts. As team captain he led the Toronto Argonauts to five winning Grey Cup championships in 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, and again in 1952. His teammates included such greats as Red Storey, Joe Krol, Steve Levantis, and Royal Copeland. Born Leslie T. Ascott he played collegiate football at Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School during the 1930s, and one season with the Peterborough Orfuns before signing with the Argonauts. During World War II, he played in a series of football games with members of the Halifax Navy and the Toronto Navy Bulldogs. After retiring from football in 1953, he worked at a Toronto area Brewery. He was inducted into the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame in 1981, and was named an All-Time Argonaut when his #52 jersey was retired during a ceremony in October 2004. His name was also etched on the Wall of Honour at the Rogers Centre in his native Peterborough. He died from complications of Alzheimers Disease. (bio by: K)

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Born

  • October, 02, 1921
  • Canada
  • Peterborough, Ontario

Died

  • August, 08, 2013
  • Canada
  • Peterborough, Ontario

Cemetery

  • Highland Park Cemetery
  • Peterborough, Ontario
  • Canada

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