Byron Gentry

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Byron Gentry
Position: Guard
Personal information
Born: (1913-10-20)October 20, 1913
Brawley, Arkansas
Died: February 10, 1992(1992-02-10) (aged 78)
Paso Robles, California
Career information
College: USC
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 25
Games started: 24
Player stats at

Byron Burk Gentry (October 20, 1913 – February 10, 1992)[1] was a professional American football guard[2] in the National Football League. He played three seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates.[3]

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.[4] He was a decorated soldier, rising to the rank of Capitan,[5] and serving as an intelligence officer in World War II. He later was a state and national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.[6][7] 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.[8]


  1. ^ Byron Gentry at Find a Grave Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Maxymuk, John (2005-03-29). Uniform Numbers of the NFL: All-Time Rosters, Facts and Figures. McFarland. ISBN 9781476603988. 
  3. ^ "Byron Gentry: Career Stats at". Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  4. ^ Shmelter, Richard J. (2014-04-23). The USC Trojans Football Encyclopedia. McFarland. ISBN 9781476615110. 
  5. ^ Congress, United States (1962-01-01). Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office. 
  6. ^ "Past State Commanders Department of California" (PDF). Veterans of Foreign Wars, DEPARTMENT OF CALIFORNIA. March 16, 2015. Retrieved March 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ United States Congressional Serial Set. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1993-01-01. 
  8. ^ Bottoms, Bill (1991-09-01). The VFW: an illustrated history of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Woodbine House. ISBN 9780933149342. 

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