Gene Selawski
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Personal information
Date of birth: November 28, 1935
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of death: May 11, 1993 (age 57)
Place of death: Duluth, Georgia
Career information
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 9 / Pick: 104
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Los Angeles Rams (1959)
Career highlights and awards
*First-team All-American (1958)

Eugene Frank "Gene" Selawski (November 28, 1935 – May 11, 1993) was an American football player. He was a first-team All-American tackle at Purdue University in 1958 and played three years of professional football for the Los Angeles Rams (1959), Cleveland Browns (1960) and San Diego Chargers (1961).

Selawski was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from John Adam High School.[1] He then attended Purdue University where he played college football at the tackle position for the Purdue Boilermakers football team from 1956 to 1958.[2] He was selected by the Football Writers Association of America as a first-team tackle on its 1958 College Football All-America Team.[3]

Selawski was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the ninth round of the 1958 NFL Draft and played for the Rams in 12 games during the 1959 NFL season. In 1960, he returned to Ohio to play in 12 games for his hometown Cleveland Browns. In 1961, he jumped to the American Football League, appearing in eight games for the San Diego Chargers.[1] He died in 1993 at age 57 in Duluth, Georgia.[1]


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