Famous Burlingtonians

Jake Gaudaur - Professional Football Player/Commissioner

Gaudar is best known for his time in the CFL, which spans more than 40 years. Through the years he was a player for the Toronto Argonauts and the Hamilton Ti-Cats, winning Grey Cups with Toronto as well as in his final season with the Ti-Cats in 1953. He also worked in the front office of the Hamilton Ti-Cats and eventually became the Commissioner for the Canadian Football League.  Gaudar was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1984 and was named an Officer to the Order of Canada in 1985. He passed away in 2007 and was inducted into the Burlington Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2012 Jake was inducted into the Hamilton Sport Hall of Fame.