Gene Gaines

Bio

Full name: Eugene Carver Gaines

Preferred name: Gene

Born: June 26, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA (84 years old)

Last Season (1976) Vitals:
  • Height: 5′ 11″
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Position: DB
  • Jersey: #22
Amateur Programs
  • California-Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Jordan HS (Los Angeles, CA)
16 Season Career

Active years: 1961–1976
Active teams (2):

  • MTL 1961, 1970–1976
  • OTT 1962–1969

223 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 217 regular season games
  • 6 Grey Cup appearances (4 championship wins)
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
16 seasons
(Rank: T25th,
99th percentile,
16 CFL seasons)
2 teams 217
(Rank: T65th,
99th percentile,
217 CFL games)
0 6
1961 MTL HB 22 10 -- 0
1962 OTT HB 22 14 -- 0
1963 OTT DB 22 14 -- 0
1964 OTT DB 22 14 -- 0
1965 OTT DB 22 14 -- 0
1966 OTT DB 22 14 -- 1
1967 OTT DB 22 14 -- 0
1968 OTT DB 22 14 -- 1
1969 OTT DB 22 14 -- 1
1970 MTL DB 22 14 -- 1
1971 MTL DB 22 14 -- 0
1972 MTL DB 22 14 -- 0
1973 MTL DB 22 5 -- 0
1974 MTL DB 22 16 -- 1
1975 MTL DB 22 16 -- 1
1976 MTL DB 22 16 -- 0
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Gene Gaines was inducted into the Player wing in 1994 (Canadian Football Hall of Fame profile).

  • 1981 (MTL)
  • 1982 Defensive backs (EDM)
  • 1986 Defensive secondary (WPG)
  • 1987 Defensive secondary (WPG)
  • 1988 Defensive secondary (WPG)
  • 1989 Defensive secondary (WPG)
  • 1990 Defensive secondary (WPG)
  • 1991 Defensive secondary (BC)
  • 1992 Defensive secondary (BC)
  • 1993 Defensive secondary (BC)
  • 1994 Defensive secondary (BC)
  • 1995 Defensive Coordinator (BC)
  • 1996 Defensive backs (MTL)
  • 1997 Defensive backs (MTL)
  • 1998 Defensive backs (MTL)
  • 1999 Defensive Coordinator (WPG)
  • 2000 Defensive Coordinator (WPG)
  • 2001 Defensive Coordinator (WPG)
  • 2002 Defensive backs (WPG)
  • 2003 Defensive backs (WPG)