Dennis Gentry was born in Lubbock Texas
February 10, 1959, Gentry graduated from Lubbock Dunbar High School and Baylor
University. He was drafted into the Chicago Bears in 1982 where he
spent his entire 11-year NFL career from 1982 to
1992. He was a part of the Bears team that was victorious in Super
Bowl. He was also a member of the "Chicago Bears Shufflin'
Crew" in the video "The Super Bowl Shuffle."
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, and is currently ranked third
in return yardage (4,353) for the Bears. Dennis is also tied for the
club's all-time kick returns with 192. In 1986, he led the NFL with
a 28.8-yards-per-return average.
In 2001, he was the
running backs coach for the XFL's Chicago Enforcers until the league
folded. Later that year he was hired as a BLESTO regional scout for
the Detroit Lions until 2011