Tiger-Cats sign Dyakowski to contract extension through 2015 Staff

1/16/2013 7:08:59 PM

A day after re-signing C Marwan Hage to a contract extension, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats locked up another important clog on their offensive line, inking G Peter Dyakowski to an extension that will keep the veteran in Hamilton through the 2015 season.

Dyakowski has spent his entire six-year career with the Tiger-Cats, and was named an East Division and CFLPA All-Star this past season.

"We're thrilled to keep Peter in Hamilton. He's shown the ability to be a dominant player and his character makes him a valuable member of our organization," new Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin said in a team release. "One of our top priorities was securing Peter and Marwan Hage - two key members of our team - to new contracts.  We are excited they chose to continue their careers in Hamilton."

"I'm excited to be staying in the Hammer. Hamilton is the team that drafted me and it's the team I'm sticking with. I'm a Tiger-Cat and I couldn't imagine myself playing anywhere else or wearing any other colours," Dyakowski said in a team release. "It's not common that a player gets to play so many years with the same team so I really do feel fortunate. Hamilton is a terrific city and our fans are incredible. They deserve a Grey Cup and that's what I'm playing for."