|Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Regina Gardiner Park
Regina Dewdney (2011-2016)
November 7, 2011
|Preceded by||Kevin Yates|
April 17, 1973 |
|Political party||Saskatchewan Party|
|Alma mater||University of Saskatchewan|
Gene Makowsky (born April 17, 1973) is a Canadian politician and former Canadian football offensive lineman who has been a member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly representing the riding of Regina Gardiner Park since 2016 and prior to that representing the riding of Regina Dewdney
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.
|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||Grey Cup champion (2007)|
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. In 2015, he will be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
Makowsky was elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan in the 2011 provincial election, representing the constituency of Regina Dewdney. He was re-elected in the 2016 provincial election in the newly created electoral district of Regina Gardiner Park. Makowsky is a member of the Saskatchewan Party.
- 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. Archived from the original on 2011-11-10. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- "Mr. Gene Makowsky". Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2016-08-24.