Dave Ridgway

Class of 2003

Dave Ridgway began his football career in 1974 while attending M.M. Robinson High School in Burlington, Ontario. Through the encouragement and support of his teachers and members of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization, Ridgway won a scholarship to the University of Toledo.

In 1982, Ridgway joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders as the placekicker. Through his 14-year career, Ridgway amassed some impressive statistics and established several league records. At the time of his retirement in 1995, he held league records for most field goals in a regular season with 59, most field goals in a regular season game with 8, and most consecutive field goals in a regular season with 28. He received the Dave Dryburgh award three times recognizing his ability to finish first in scoring in the Western Division. He finished his CFL career with 2,374 points.

His incredible talent as a kicker was rewarded by being named CFL All-Star six times and Western All-Star seven times. He played in only one Grey Cup game, which was a momentous one for Ridgway as he kicked the winning field goal in the final seconds of the game helping the Saskatchewan Roughriders win their second Grey Cup in franchise history.

Playing Career

Saskatchewan Roughriders
1982 - 1995


  • All-Western Kicker
    1982, 1987 - 1991, 1993
  • All-Canadian Kicker
    1982, 1987 - 1991, 1993
  • Dave Dryburgh Memorial Trophy
    1988, 1990, 1991
  • Dick Suderman Trophy
  • Grey Cup Participation
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams