Byron Gentry

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Byron Gentry
Personal information
Date of birth: (1913-10-20)October 20, 1913
Place of birth: Washington
Date of death: February 10, 1992(1992-02-10) (aged 78)
Career information
College: USC
Debuted in 1937
Last played in 1939
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 25
Games started 24
Stats at

Byron Burk Gentry (October 20, 1913 – February 10, 1992) was a professional American football guard in the National Football League. He played three seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Gentry played college football at the University of Southern California where he was also a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. At USC, he played on the 1931 and 1932 Rose Bowl championship teams. He was a decorated soldier, serving as an intelligence officer in World War II and later was national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Gentry's post-football career was in the law and he was city attorney of Pasadena, California for sixteen years. He was also a published writer and poet.