Steelers select Gentry in fifth round

Zach Gentry
Tight End
6-8, 265
Albuquerque, N.M.
Eldorado High School
5th Round – 141st Overall

Three-year letter winner at Michigan, playing in 33 games with 24 starts at tight end…recorded 49 catches for 817 yards and four touchdowns in his career…earned U-M Athletic Academic Achievement…switched to tight end from quarterback prior to sophomore season.

Earned his third varsity letter, All-Big Ten third-team and All-Big Ten honorable mention…started all 13 games, catching 32 passes for 514 yards and two touchdowns…23 of his 32 grabs resulted in first downs or touchdowns…tied for the team lead with 10 receptions of 20 or more yards…had a career day with four catches for 95 yards against SMU (Sept. 15)…hauled in a touchdown on three catches for 32 yards vs. Nebraska (Sept. 22)…posted a career-high seven receptions for a personal-best 112 yards against Maryland (Oct. 6)…totaled 39 yards on two catches vs. Florida in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl (Dec. 29).

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Tabbed Most Improved Player on offensive by the Michigan coaching staff…started 11-of-13 games played at tight end…finished second on the team in receiving yards (303) and fourth in receptions (17)…averaged 17.8 yards per catch…made the first catches of his career vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 9), two for 41 yards…scored his first career touchdown on a 12-yard pass from John O'Korn at Purdue (Sept. 23)…led the offense with three catches for 63 yards at Maryland (Nov. 11), including a career-long 35-yard scoring reception...gained 27 yards in two catches vs. South Carolina in the Outback Bowl (Jan. 1).

Saw action in seven games…made his collegiate debut at tight end vs. UCF (Sept. 10).

Earned U-M Athletic Academic Achievement…did not see game action.

Played at Eldorado (Albuquerque, N.M.) High School…three-year started at quarterback, helping team advance to two state semifinal appearances…completed 316-of-582 career passes for 3,732 yards and 27 touchdowns, rushing for 1,013 yards (242 carries) and 26 touchdowns…graduated from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts with a degree in English.

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