Peter Dyakowski first arrived in Hamilton after being selected by the Tiger-Cats in the 2006 CFL draft. The Vancouver native quickly fell in love with his adopted city and chose to set down roots.
Over his 10 years and 160 games with the Ticats, Peter enjoyed career stability uncommon in professional sports. He took advantage of that stability to invest in Hamilton, building a successful small business, and started a family. Peter is married to Rachel and together they have two young daughters, Louise (3) and Helena (11 months). Peter also gave back to the community whenever the opportunity presented itself by volunteering with fundraisers and non-profit community initiatives, becoming a leader in the Tiger-Cats community outreach program. Hamilton had become his home.
Peter is a 2nd generation Polish-Canadian, a hard worker, and a team player who has earned the respect of Hamilton fans and his fellow professional athletes. Over the course of his football career, he has earned many unique distinctions.
Peter was the first ever Canadian football player to receive a full scholarship at Louisiana State University, where he won the NCAA National Championship under storied Coach Nick Saban. His subsequent career has taken him from White House receptions to sub-zero Grey Cups with starring roles on TV programs like CBC's Canada's Smartest Person and Jeopardy! along the way.
Developing into one of the league’s premier offensive guards, in 2011 he was the Tiger-Cats’ nominee for the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award and the following year Peter was named a CFL Eastern Division All Star. In back-to-back seasons in 2012 and 2013, Peter was voted by the league’s defensive linemen and coaches to the CFLPA All Star Team.
Over the course of his impressive 11 year CFL career, Peter has dedicated much of...