Guy Dennis

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Guy Dennis
No. 63, 60
Position: Guard, center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1947-02-28) February 28, 1947 (age 68)
Place of birth: Walnut Hill, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Walnut Hill (FL) Ernest Ward
College: Florida
NFL draft: 1969 / Round: 5 / Pick: 109
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 89
Games started: 13
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Guy Durell Dennis, Jr. (born February 28, 1947) is an American former college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1960s and 1970s. Dennis played college football for the University of Florida, and received All-American honors. Thereafter, he played professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions of the NFL.

Early life[edit]

Dennis was born in Walnut Hill, Florida in 1947,[1] and he attended Ernest Ward High School in Walnut Hill.[2]

College career[edit]

Dennis received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played guard for coach Ray Graves' Florida Gators football team from 1966 to 1968.[3] He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection in 1967 and 1968, a first-team All-American in 1968, and a team captain in 1968.[3] He was also the recipient of the Gators' Fergie Ferguson Award, recognizing the "senior football player who displays outstanding leadership, character and courage."[3]

While he was an undergraduate, Dennis was initiated as a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (Alpaha Eta Chapter). He graduated from Florida with bachelor's degree in 1970, and was later inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great."[4]

Professional career[edit]

The Cincinnati Bengals selected Dennis in the fifth round (109th pick overall) of the 1969 NFL Draft.[5] He played professional football as a center, offensive guard and offensive tackle for four seasons for the Bengals (19691972) and three seasons for the Detroit Lions (19731975),[6] In his seven-year NFL career, Dennis played eighty-nine games and started thirteen of them.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Guy Dennis. Retrieved July 2, 2010.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Guy Dennis. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 87, 91, 96, 103, 124, 181 (2011). Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  4. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  5. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1969 National Football League/American Football League Draft. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  6. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Guy Dennis. Retrieved May 20, 2010.

Bibliography[edit]

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  • Nash, Noel, ed., The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196-X.