|Date of birth:||April 17, 1973|
|Place of birth:||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|High school:||Walter Murray Collegiate|
|CFL Draft:||1995 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23|
|Drafted by:||Saskatchewan Roughriders|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star:||2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009|
|CFL West All-Star:||2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010|
|Playing stats at|
|MLA for Regina Dewdney|
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Kevin Yates|
|Political party||Saskatchewan Party|
Gene Makowsky (born April 17, 1973 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a politician and a retired professional Canadian football offensive lineman who played 17 seasons for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was selected in the second round of the 1995 CFL Draft from the University of Saskatchewan. Makowsky helped the U of S Huskies to two Hardy Cup Championships in his four-year tenure at the University, as well as being named to the Canada West All Star team in 1994. Makowsky has played in 266 games in his 15 years as a Roughrider, second most in franchise history, earning the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 2004 and 2005. He attended Walter Murray Collegiate, a high school in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. On August 5, 2011, Makowsky made history after playing in his 272nd game for the most games played as a Saskatchewan Roughrider all-time, surpassing Roger Aldag's mark of 271 games played. Makowsky announced his retirement from the CFL on February 17, 2012.
After the Saskatchewan Roughriders defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2007 Grey Cup Final, Gene Makowsky was presented the Grey Cup by Commissioner Mark Cohon.
Makowsky, along with his then teammate Matt Dominguez, made a cameo appearance in the Corner Gas episode "Reader Pride".
Makowsky was elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan in the 2011 provincial election. He represents the Saskatchewan Party in the constituency of Regina Dewdney.
- http://www.cfl.ca/article/lions-down-riders-for-first-win Lions down Roughriders for first win of 2011
- "Longtime Roughrider Gene Makowsky retires". CBC News. February 17, 2012. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2012/02/17/sk-gene-makowsky-retires-1202.html. Retrieved 2012-02-17.
- McCormick, Murray (November 8, 2011). "Riders' Gene Makowsky weighing football options after Regina-Dewdney victory". Leader-Post (Postmedia Network). http://www.leaderpost.com/sports/Riders+Gene+Makowsky+weighing+football+options+after+Regina+Dewdney+victory/5671858/story.html. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
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