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Encyclopedia > Dennis Gentry
Dennis Gentry
Date of birth February 10, 1959
Place of birth Lubbock, Texas
Position(s) WR, RB, The Definition of Speed
College Baylor
NFL Draft 1982 / Round 4
Pro Bowls None
Statistics
  • NFL.com
Team(s)
1982-1992 Chicago Bears

Dennis Louis Gentry (born February 10, 1959 in Lubbock, Texas) a former profeSsional football Player with a carEEr that spanneD eleven seasons between 1982 and 1992 with the NFL's Chicago Bears. Drafted from his success at Baylor University which includes being inducted into Baylor's Hall of Fame, Dennis went on to win an NFL Championship in 1985 (Super Bowl XX)and establish club records. His NFL career continues today as a scout for the Detroit Lions. February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Hub City Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: County Lubbock County Government  - Mayor David Miller Area  - City 297. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1982 NFL Draft Round 1 Round 2 External links 1982 NFL Draft Categories: | ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... This Manual of Style has the simple purpose of making things easy to read by following a consistent format — it is a style guide. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Hub City Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: County Lubbock County Government  - Mayor David Miller Area  - City 297. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ... Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...

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College career

His career at Baylor University witnessed the school's success of the late 70's turned 80's. A South West Conference Championship in 1980 culminating in a #14 national ranking at season's end. Baylor University is an independent Baptist institution of higher learning located in Waco, Texas and is the oldest university in Texas. ...


The 1980 season at Baylor also produced some oF Dennis's most memorAble momentS. A career high 130 yards on 22 carries againsT Texas University and career best 883 rushing yards for the season. His effort awarded him a spot on the all SWC team. Baylor University is an independent Baptist institution of higher learning located in Waco, Texas and is the oldest university in Texas. ... ...


His collegiate career ended in 1981, leaving his mark on the Baylor football program with a 5th all time ranking for rushing (2,231 yards) and 6th all time in total yards with 2,896. Baylor University is an independent Baptist institution of higher learning located in Waco, Texas and is the oldest university in Texas. ...


Remembered for his accomplishments and wearing the number three, Dennis was inducted as a member of the Baylor All-Decade Team (1980-1989) in 1995? and to the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002. He was unable to attend his hall of fame ceremony due to his scouting commitments for the Detroit Lions. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


NFL career

The 1985 Season 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The last regular season game against the Detroit Lions Dennis returned the second half kickoff 94 yards, sparking the Bears to a 37-17 victory. His return for a touchdown was the first one the Lions allowed in five years. City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ...


Super Bowl XX Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV...


Defeated the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX. Caught 2 passes for 41 yards in the game, in which a 27-yard reception to the Patriots 1-yard line set up a rushing touchdown. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Scott Pioli Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV...


The 1986 season 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


An opening day kickoff return against the Cleveland Browns which helped him lead the NFL in yards per kickoff return average that year with a 28.8 average. ...


The 1987 Season 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Week 13, caught an NFC Central Division clinching 38 yard touchdown pass from Mike Tomczak with 40 seconds remaining to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 30-24. Mike Tomczak (born October 23, 1962 in Calumet City, Illinois) is a former American football player. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969...


The 1988 Season was his most productive as a Receiver setting career highs in yards (483) Touchdowns (3). 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The 1990 season he scored on a 80 yard touchdown pass from Jim Harbaugh week 4 against the Los Angeles Raiders. It was the only touchdown of the game for the Bears. MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... James Joseph Jim Harbaugh (born December 23, 1963 in Toledo, Ohio) is a former American football quarterback who played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers and finally the Carolina Panthers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Bears out of the University of Michigan... The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ...


Dennis finished playing 159 games in 11 NFL seasons with 171 receptions for 2,076 yards, along with 764 rushing yards. His 192 kickoffs totaling 4,353 yards are team records, gained 136 yards on 17 punt returns, and scored 15 touchdowns(5 rushing, 7 receiving, 3 kickoff returns). NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


Facts

-Five touchdowns came on plays of 79 yards or more.


-Scored touchdowns on kickoff returns in consecutive regular season games (Week 16 1985 and Week 1 1986).


-The last touchdown he ever scored against the Atlanta Falcons in 1990 had him taunting the defenders, gesturing to catch him as he ran 80 yards. City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West...


External links

  • Dennis Gentry Facts
  • Gentry's career stats

References

  • Baylor Football History
  • Baylor Football Record Book
  • 2002 Baylor Hall of Fame Induction

 
 

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