Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Geno Is Back In Green
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed non-import offensive lineman Gene Makowsky to a new contract. Financial details of the contract were not released.
Since his rookie season in 1995, Makowsky has earned a number of acknowledgements which include - CFL Most Outstanding Lineman in 2004 and 2005, West Division All-Star seven times and CFL All-Star five times. The University of Saskatchewan product has played in four championship games while earning a Grey Cup ring in 2007.
Makowsky is heading into his 17th season with the Riders and is poised to become the all-time leader in games played by a Roughrider. Currently the 37 year-old sits in second spot with 266 games played, just five behind Rider legend Roger Aldag.
Makowsky was set to become a free agent next month.