Gene Gaines

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Gene Gaines
No. 22
Born: (1938-06-26) June 26, 1938 (age 80)
Los Angeles, California
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) DB
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College UCLA
Career history
As coach
1982 Edmonton Eskimos (DB Coach)
19861990 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (Secondary Coach)
As player
1961 Montreal Alouettes
19621969 Ottawa Rough Riders
19701976 Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star 1965, 1966, 1967
CFL East All-Star 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1971
Awards 1966 Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy
Honors Grey Cup champion - 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974
Career stats
  • Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1994

Gene Gaines (born June 26, 1938) was a football player in the CFL sixteen years. He starred as a defensive back for the Ottawa Rough Riders and Montreal Alouettes. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.[1]

In 1970, he was both a player and one of the defensive backfield coaches for the Alouettes.[2][3]


  1. ^ Canadian Football Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Gaines Likes Dual Role, Admits 'it's Been Tough'
  3. ^ Now a coach, Gene Gaines says 'my big chance'

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