College of Education Alumni
Roughrider All-Star (and Alumnus) Wins Again!
The name of retired Saskatchewan Roughrider, Gene Makowsky, will be forever etched into Saskatchewan Roughrider History. On September 20th 2013, he was inducted into the Plaza of Honour at Saskatchewan’s most prestigious sporting dinners.
Makowsky graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997 with a Bachelor of Education degree. Since then he has played 17 seasons with the Roughriders; played the most regular season games in Roughrider history (284), plus 17 playoff games, and in four grey cups, winning in 2007. He has accumulated numerous prestigious awards throughout his career, including being named two-time CFL Offensive Lineman of the Year, three-time West Division Most Outstanding Lineman, seven-time West Division All-Star, and five-time CFL All-Star.
Makowsky retired from the CFL in 2012, and has since turned his passion and dedication to Saskatchewan into pursuing a career in politics. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly as a member of the Saskatchewan Party in 2011 and soon after, the Premier of Saskatchewan named him Deputy Whip.