|Date of birth:||November 19, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Ortonville, Michigan|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||320 lb (145 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
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Lentz attended Ortonville Brandon High school in Ortonville, Michigan.
Lentz attended the University of Michigan, earning his first varsity letter as a sophomore in 2002. He went on to become a three-year starter at right guard, and a two-time All-Big Ten first teamer. He majored in General Studies.
New York Giants
Lentz was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played his first game for the Giants in their fourth preseason game in 2006, helping protect backup quarterback Jared Lorenzen complete 10-of-15 passes for 116 yards in a 31-23 victory over the New England Patriots.
Lentz did not start a regular season game during his time with the Giants, and was released during the final roster cuts before the 2007 regular season. The day after, Lentz was signed to the Giants practice squad. September 11, 2007, Lentz had his contract terminated from the practice squad.
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