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Keyword: Canada, Sports, Football, Local, Sketch, Black, White, Colour, Color, B&W, Pencil, Drawing
- Limited Edition Paper Print
- Image Size: 20" x 16"
- Edition Size: 523 S/N
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.
Jeremy was born in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1974, but moved to Sherwood Park, Alberta with his family at the age of twelve. He now lives in White Rock, BC, but his artwork ships out of Edmonton, Alberta. Although he has no formal training and has never taken an art class, Jeremy has been drawing in his spare time since he received his first "Learn to Draw" book from his parents at the age of nine.
Jeremy opened an adventure sports/sporting goods distribution company after studying at the University of Alberta and traveling the world. In 2008, with encouragement from family and friends, Jeremy decided to take more time to focus on art and develop a collection. Jeremy is now a full-time, professional artist.
Willowbrook Art Gallery specializes in a large selection of limited edition prints and posters along with gift items as Franz Porcelain and Bradford Exchange. We offer the highest quality of custom framing in the Vancouver region, all of it done in house at our Langley location.