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|born January 11, 1932 in Greenfield , Tennessee|
|died on February 15, 2002 in Toledo , Ohio|
|Active : 1959|
|NFL Draft : 1958 / Round: 13 / Pick: 147|
|College : Toledo|
|achieved space gain||43 yards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Career highlights and awards|
Eugene "Gene" Cook (born January 11, 1932 in Greenfield , Tennessee , † February 15, 2002 in Toledo , Ohio ) was an American American football player and baseball official . He played one game in the position of ends for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL).
Cook played college football at the University of Toledo for the Toledo Rockets between 1955 and 1957 . During that time he caught 44 passes for 784 yards and 6 touchdowns . In the 1958 NFL Draft , Cook was selected in the 13th round as the 147th player by the Green Bay Packers . There he could not assert himself and had trial training with the Baltimore Colts and Cleveland Browns . In 1959 he played for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League , but had to stop there after an injury. He then played semi-professionally for the Toledo Tornadoes .
At college, Cook played football as well as baseball, where he played as a second baseman , outfielder and pitcher . In 1978 he was appointed General Manager of the Toledo Mud Hens , a role he held until 1998. Between 1998 and 2002 he was the vice president of the Mud Hens. In 2008 he was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame .
- Gene Cook, Football / Basketball / Baseball (1955-58). Retrieved May 8, 2016 .
- 1958 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE DRAFT. Pro Football Hall of Fame , accessed May 8, 2016 .
- Gene Cook, former councilman and Hens GM, dies. Retrieved May 8, 2016 .
- Gene Cook. Retrieved May 8, 2016 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Cook, Eugene|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American football player and baseball official|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 11, 1932|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Greenfield , Tennessee|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 15, 2002|
|Place of death||Toledo , Ohio|