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|Position:||Defensive end / Linebacker|
|Date of birth:||November 20, 1933|
|Place of birth:||Spalding, Nebraska|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||229 lb (104 kg)|
|High school:||C. K. McClatchy (CA)|
|NFL Draft:||1956 / Round: 7 / Pick: 74|
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Gene Edward Cronin (born November 20, 1933 in Spalding, Nebraska) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, the Washington Redskins, and the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at the University of the Pacific.
Cronin attended Ione High School, before transferring to C. K. McClatchy High School after his freshman season. He practiced football and basketball.
Cronin was selected by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round (74th overall) of the 1956 NFL Draft. He initially made the team as a pass rushing specialist. In 1957, he contributed to the team winning the NFL Championship.