|Date of birth:||April 17, 1973|
|Place of birth:||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight:||270 lb (120 kg)|
|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|
|Preceded by||Kevin Yates|
|Political party||Saskatchewan Party|
Gene Makowsky (born April 17, 1973) is a politician and a retired professional Canadian football offensive lineman who played 17 seasons for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
University of Saskatchewan
During his 4 years at the University of Saskatchewan, Makowsky helped the U of S Huskies to two Hardy Cup Championships, as well as being named to the Canada West All Star team in 1994. He was selected 23rd overall by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the 1995 CFL Draft.
Makowsky played 17 seasons in the CFL—all with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He earned the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award in 2004 and 2005 and was a finalist for the award in 2008. He was a 5 time CFL All Star and a West Division All Star for seven consecutive years (2004 through 2010). On August 5, 2011, Makowsky made history, playing in his 272nd game, surpassing Roger Aldag for most games played by a Saskatchewan Roughrider.
Makowsky retired from the CFL on February 17, 2012, after playing in 16 playoff games, 4 Grey Cup games, and a Saskatchewan Roughrider record 284 regular season games.
- http://www.cfl.ca/article/lions-down-riders-for-first-win Lions down Roughriders for first win of 2011
- McCormick, Murray (November 8, 2011). "Riders' Gene Makowsky weighing football options after Regina-Dewdney victory". Leader-Post (Postmedia Network). Retrieved 2011-11-08.