Famous Burlingtonians

Dave Ridgway - Professional Football Player

Born in Stockport, England on 24 April 1959, Ridgway immigrated to Canada in 1974. He began his football career at M.M. Robinson High School in Burlington, and played football at the University of Toledo in 1977. For the 1982 CFL season he signed as a free-agent with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders and completed his 14-year career as a placekicker with the club. Ridgway helped lead the Saskatchewan Rough Riders to a 1989 Grey Cup victory, and was named CFL All-Star in six seasons. He was awarded the Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophey in three seasons, and the Dick Suderman Trophey (Most Outstanding Canadian in a Grey Cup) in 1989. His jersey number 38 is retired by the Rough Riders, and he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2003.