The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have released offensive lineman Pete Dyakowski.
“We want to thank Peter for all of his contributions to the organization and our community,” said Kent Austin, vice president of football operations and head coach said in a statement. “He has been an integral part of our team for over a decade and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”
Dyakowski was the team’s longest serving member, having spent his entire 10-year career with the Ticats after being drafted by the club in the second round of the 2006 CFL Draft.
He issued a statement via Twitter.
Dyakowski is a fan favourite known for his community involvement, accessibility and offbeat sense of humour (he has a Twitter account dedicated to his cat, Gordon.) He was crowned the Canada’s Smartest Person after a 2012 contest on CBC television and appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy! in 2014.