Dennis Louis Gentry (born February 10, 1959) 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.
|Born:||February 10, 1959|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||173 lb (78 kg)|
|High school:||Lubbock (TX) Dunbar|
|NFL Draft:||1982 / Round: 4 / Pick: 89|
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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.
- "Dennis Gentry RB Coach". Offensive Backfield Coach. Archived from the original on 5 January 2009. Retrieved 13 December 2009.
- "XFL folds after disappointing first season". cnnsi.com. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "Kelleher Replaces Dennis Gentry". Contract Not Renewed. Retrieved 21 September 2012.
- "Chicago Bears Kick & Punt Returns Career Register". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 21 September 2012.