Mountain West Championship - Gentry

Former Wyoming receiver Tanner Gentry is tackled by San Diego State’s Ron Smith in the Mountain West Football Championship game on Dec. 3, 2016, at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.

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Former Wyoming receiver Tanner Gentry has been moved from the Chicago Bears' practice squad to their active roster, the team announced Tuesday. 

Gentry was signed by Chicago as an undrafted free agent. He had four catches for 77 yards and a touchdown with Chicago in the preseason.

The Bears also signed linebacker Jonathan Anderson to the active roster while placing wide receiver Kevin White and linebacker Jarrell Freeman on injured reserve.

Gentry, a senior in 2016, finished his college career tied for fourth in Wyoming's history in touchdown receptions (20), fifth in career receiving yards (2,883) and eighth in career receptions (180). His 1,326 receiving yards in 2016 were the sixth most in Wyoming single-season history, and his 14 consecutive games in 2016 with a reception are a Wyoming single-season record.

Gentry's promotion raises the total of Wyoming players currently on NFL rosters to seven, including Jacksonville's Tashaun Gipson, Atlanta's Brian Hill, New England's Jacob Hollister, Washington's Chase Roullier, Chicago's Mitch Unrein and Buffalo's Eddie Yarbrough. Gentry, Hill, Hollister and Roullier were all members of Wyoming's Mountain Division championship 2016 team.


Star-Tribune reporter Brandon Foster covers University of Wyoming athletics.

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