Gene Cichowski

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Gene Cichowski
No. 20, 40
Born: (1934-05-20) May 20, 1934 (age 85)
Chicago, Illinois
Career information
Position(s)Cornerback
CollegeIndiana
High schoolLane Tech (Chicago, Illinois)
NFL draft1957 / Round: 21 / Pick: 246
Career history
As player
1957Pittsburgh Steelers
1958–1959Washington Redskins
Career stats

Eugene Walter "Chick" Cichowski (born May 20, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Indiana University and was drafted in the 21st round of the 1957 NFL Draft. He also played semi-pro football in the American Football Association (AFA) and in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was inducted into the AFA Hall of Fame in 2009. He coached at New Trier high school in Illinois for 20 years with an overall record of 145–47–1. Cichowski was later inducted into the Illinois Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He recruited Clay Mathews Jr to play his Senior season at New Trier. He later went on to scout for the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets.