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Dennis Gentry
Date of birth: February 10, 1959 (1959-02-10) (age 50)
Place of birth: Lubbock, Texas
Career information
Position(s): WR, RB
Jersey №: 29
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 4/ Pick 89
 As player:
1982-1992 Chicago Bears
Playing stats at

Dennis Louis Gentry (born February 10, 1959 in Lubbock, Texas) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 4th round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He spent his entire 11-year NFL career with the Bears from 1982 to 1992, and was a part of the Bears team that was victorious in Super Bowl XX versus the New England Patriots. He was also a member of the "Chicago Bears Shufflin' Crew" in the video "The Super Bowl Shuffle," which featured him pantomiming on the bass.

In 2001 he was the running backs coach[1] for the XFL's Chicago Enforcers. He is currently a scout[2] for the Detroit Lions.

Gentry finished his career with 171 receptions for 2,076 yards and seven touchdowns. He also rushed for 764 yards and five touchdowns. But his main contribution came as a kick returner on special teams. Gentry finished his 11 NFL seasons as the Bears second all-time-leading kick returner, with 4,353 yards and three touchdowns. In 1986, he led the NFL with a 28.8-yards-per-return average.


  1. ^ "Dennis Gentry RB Coach". Offensive Backfield Coach. Retrieved 13 December, 2009.  
  2. ^ "Dennis Gentry BLESTO Scout". Detroit Lions Player Personnel Dept. Retrieved 02 November, 2009.  


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