Gene Makowsky


270 lbs


6' 3"






Apr 17th, 1973

Career Years:






Gene started in all 18 regular season games, both playoff games and the Grey Cup game on the offensive line. He was named a West Division All-Star for the seventh straight year.


Started 14 regular season games, the West Final and the Grey Cup game. He started three of those games at left guard and the remainder of the games at left tackle. He was named a CFL all-star for the fifth time and was the Riders nominee for Most Outstanding Lineman


Started all 18 regular season games at tackle, guard and center…also started West Semi-Final…named a CFL all-star for the fifth consecutive season…was the Riders and West nominee for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman.


Started 17 regular season games at right tackle…also started both playoff games and Grey Cup game…had played in 166 consecutive regular season games before missing a game in week 8 due to mononucleosis…named a CFL all-star for the fourth consecutive season.


Started all 18 regular season games and both playoff games at right tackle…named a CFL all-star.


Makowsky was named the CFL's Outstanding Lineman for the second-straight season. Makowsky was pivotal in providing protection for their quarterback and creating holes for the running game. Saskatchewan ranked first in rushing yards in 2005, averaging 135.3 yards per game. The Riders allowed the fewest quarterback sacks, rendering only 23 for the entire 2005 season.


Started 18 games at right tackle. Also started Western Semi-Final and Western Final. Named CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman.


Started 18 games at right tackle...also started Western Semi-Final and Western Final.


Started 18 games at right tackle in 2002...started East Semi-Final at right tackle...Roughrider nomination as Most Outstanding Lineman...recorded two defensive tackles...started 18 games at right tackle in 2001...played 100th game as a Rider in Week 9...started 18 games at right tackle in 2000...made three defensive tackles...Started 18 games in 1999...started first five weeks at center...made first career start at center in week 1... moved to left guard in week six...started remainder of season (11 games) at left guard. Played in 17 games in 1998...started 16 games at right guard...backup lineman for one week...missed game three due to injury...started 18 games at right tackle in 1997...in 1996 placed on 30 day injured list after knee injury against Edmonton in pre-season...transferred to waived injured list in August...played first game in Week 11 at Toronto...first start of 1996 season vs. Ottawa September 15th...played five games...started four at guard...finished final two weeks of season on waived injured list with knee injury...1995 was rookie season in CFL...spent first three games on Roughrider reserve list...started first game of career in Week 4 at Birmingham...played left guard for injured Scott Hendrickson...played in 15 games...started five including final four games of season...long snapper on special teams...credited with four special team stops.


Four year University of Saskatchewan Huskie...starter since rookie season...never missed a game...played in 32 consecutive regular season games...member of 1991 and 1994 Hardy Cup Champions...named to Canada West all-Star team in 1994...chosen as Lineman of the Year in 1993.


Gene was born and raised in Saskatoon...makes his home in Regina with his wife and two sons...works as a substitute teacher...plays handball and on the Rider hockey team.