For the baseball player, see Gene Baker.
Eugene Baker
No. 5, 15, 80     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-03-18) March 18, 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth: Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Kent State
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 5 / Pick: 164
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Atlanta Falcons ( 1999 2002)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receptions     7
Receiving yards     118
Touchdowns     0
Stats at
Stats at

Eugene Keith Baker (born March 18, 1976) is a former American football wide receiver who was drafted from Kent State University in the 1999 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He spent four seasons with the Falcons on their active roster and practice squad. He also spent time on the practice squads of the Buffalo Bills and the St. Louis Rams before signing with the Carolina Panthers in 2003. He was in the New England Patriots preseason training camp last year, but was released before the regular season. Eugene was also allocated to play in NFL Europe, playing wide receiver for the Berlin Thunder.

Baker is listed at 6 ft 1 in. and 167 pounds.

Eugene Baker is an alumnus of Shady Side Academy, an independent private K-12 school in Pittsburgh. At Shady Side Academy, he lettered four times in football and three times in both baseball and basketball.

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Baker to a one-year deal on April 6, 2006, but was released on August 14 of that year.

On February 16, 2007, Baker signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Baker was a subsequent training camp cut on June 18, 2007.

On June 3, 2008, he joined the Erie RiverRats of the AIFA.

On February 16, 2009, he signed with the Wheeling Wildcats of the CIFL.[1]

On February 17, 2010, he was welcomed back to Kent State University as an assistant coach under head coach Doug Martin.[2]

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