Peter Dyakowski

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Peter Dyakowski
No. 54     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Date of birth (1984-04-19) April 19, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth Vancouver, British Columbia
Career information
Status Active
CFL status National
Position(s) OL
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 315 lb (143 kg)
College LSU
High school Vancouver College
CFL draft 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 11
Drafted by Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career history
As player
20072016 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2017* Toronto Argonauts
2017-present Saskatchewan Roughriders
CFL East All-Star 2012

Peter Stefan Dyakowski (born April 19, 1984) is a Canadian football offensive lineman for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2007 to 2016. In 2012, he was named Canada's Smartest Person by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Dyakowski also serves as Treasurer of the Canadian Football League Players' Association (CFLPA).[1]

Early years[edit]

Dyakowski did not start playing football until he entered Grade 10 at Vancouver College. After high school, he signed a national letter of intent to play for Louisiana State Tigers and signed a football scholarship for the Louisiana State University.

In his early years at LSU he was nicknamed "The Mullet" because of his hair style, and captured a national title in 2004. In 2003 and 2004 he was a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Then, as a senior at LSU he received the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team Player of the Week Award and was LSU's nominee for the 2006 Southeastern Conference Football Good Works Team.

He was named to ESPN.com's All Bowl Team and played in the Inta Juice North-South All Star Game following his senior season at LSU.

Professional career[edit]

Dyakowski was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the second round of the 2006 CFL Draft. He was not picked by any team in the 2007 NFL draft, but signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints shortly thereafter. Eventually released, he subsequently signed with the Tiger-Cats and has played for Hamilton since.

In 2011 Dyakowski was the Tiger-Cats' nominee for the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award. In 2012, he was named a CFL Eastern Division All Star and was also named to the CFLPA All-Star Team. In 2013, he was again named to the CFLPA All-Star Team.[2]

Through his first 10 seasons, Dyakowski has played in 160 CFL regular season and playoff games with 143 career starts.[3]

On February 16, 2017, the Tiger Cats released Dyakowski. He would sign with the Toronto Argonauts later that day. On May 27, 2017, the Argonauts traded Dyakowski to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Other activities[edit]

Dyakowski appeared on an episode of Jeopardy! broadcast on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, finishing third.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executives | CFLPA.com". cflpa.com. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Jon Cornish, Henry Burris headline CFLPA all-star team". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  3. ^ "Peter Dyakowski - Toronto Argonauts". Toronto Argonauts. Retrieved 2017-04-06. 
  4. ^ Kleinpeter, Jim (June 3, 2014). "Former LSU lineman Peter Dyakowski appears on Jeopardy Tuesday". nola.com. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 

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