Zach Gentry : Career, Injury, Contract & Personal Life

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In general, Zach Gentry is a lesser-known player. But, likewise, Zach is more capable of what he is described to be.

Currently, Zach is in the National Football League (NFL) in the tight end position.

Besides, Zach comes from an athletic background. Even though he comes from an athletic family, it’s a surprise how Gentry accomplished a lot in the past few years all by himself. 

However, apart from his football skills, the other thing that makes us fall in love with him is his determination and dedication.

Currently, Zach plays for Pittsburgh Steelers. Similarly, it has just been a year or two since Zach made his NFL debut.

Zach Gentry is ready to play the game.
Zach Gentry, a player of Pittsburg Steelers at the time of practice at NFL football training camp.

Today, we dive into the life of Zach Gentry. Here, we discuss his early life, career, personal life, net worth, and a lot more.

But before we start our article, let us have an instant glance at the quick facts section.

Quick Facts

Name Zach Gentry
Date of Birth September 10, 1996
Birth Place Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Nick Name Unknown
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Age 27 Years Old
Height 6 ft. 8 inches (2.02 meter)
Weight 120 kg (265 lbs)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Black
Build  Athletic
Father’s Name Tom Gentry
Mother’s Name  Kris Show Gentry
Siblings Sam Gentry
Education Eldorado High School
Michigan University
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend  No
Profession Professional Football Quarterback
Position  Tight End
NFL Draft  2019
Affiliations  NFL
Salary $716,115 per year
Current Team Pittsburgh Steelers
Net Worth  $500k-$1 MIllion
Social Media  Twitter, Instagram
Merch  Unknown
Last Update June, 2024


Zach Gentry: Early Life

Zach Gentry was born on September 10, 1996, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

As per his birth date, his zodiac is Virgo. Similarly, Zach was born to Kris Show Gentry (mother) and Tom Gentry (father). 

However, nothing much has been disclosed about his family background and childhood days but, he comes from an athletic experience.

Further, Zach’s father, uncle, and even his brother (Sam Gentry) played football. Likewise, Zach’s grandfather himself was the football coach of the New Mexico football team.

Surely, Zach and the entire family got these football skills in their genes.

Zach has seen everyone playing football from a very early age, and he wanted to follow in his elder’s footsteps.

As a result, Zach decides to take football as his career and continue the family’s legacy.

To receive primary education, Zach went to Eldorado High School, which is located in his hometown.

However, Zach was also a part of the school football team, and he was a star quarterback there.

But Zach had to wait a while to be a star quarterback. Before Zach, his brother Sam, a senior at school, was the quarterback for the school team.

So, Zach had to wait till his brother graduated from high school and moved to New Mexico’s football team.

Zach always had an optimistic personality. So, he never lost hope that one day he would get a chance to prove himself.

After that, in 2017, Zach proves himself and receives the title of team’s most improved player. Later, he ends that season with two touchdowns and 32 catches for 514 yards.

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Zach Gentry: Career

After graduating from High school, Zach joins Michigan University. Over there, he played from 2015-2018.

Later, Zach turned into a tight end after his coach Jim Harbaugh said he would go to the NFL as a tight end and not a quarterback.

Every football player has a dream to join NFL. Likewise, Zach also wanted to be a part of the NFL. However, it was not easy for Zach to leave Michigan and join the NFL.

Even though Zach initially felt he was prepared for the NFL both physically and mentally, at last, he felt very nervous.

But Zach later understood it is a part of life, and he must cope with the challenges that are in his way.

Finally, Zach got selected in the NFL Draft 2019 by Pittsburgh Steelers, and since then, Zach is playing for Pittsburgh.

However, it has just been a while since Zach’s NFL debut, and he still has a long way to go.

Besides, in 2020, Zach suffers a knee injury and is placed on an injured reserve.

Unfortunately, there is not much information about Zach’s NFL career. But as soon as we find any information, we will update you soon.

Zach Gentry: Net Worth

Sad to say, Zach Gentry’s net worth is unknown right now. However, as per various sources, it is assumed that Zach might have a whopping net worth of $500k-$1 million.

Similarly, at the beginning of his NFL career, Zach signed a $2,864,460 worth contract for four years.

Likewise, at that time, Zach was given a signing bonus of $334,460. Further, every year Zach earns $716,115 as a base salary. 

However, in 2021 it is expected that Zach’s salary, including bonuses, might increase. Similarly, in 2021 Gentry will earn a base salary of $850,000, a dead cap of $172,000, and a cap hit of $936,000.

Likewise, by 2022, Zach will earn $965,000 as a base salary, almost a million yearly.

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Zach Gentry: Body Measurements

Undoubtedly, Zach lives a healthy and balanced life. But, Zach has to take care of his diet and physique to perform better in his games. Precisely, Zach is 120 kgs, and he hits the gym now and then. 

Besides, Zach is 6 ft. 8 inches tall which is a perfect height. Plus, his long legs are the boons to him as it helps him to run very fast. Further, his beautiful black eye and brown hair suit him very well.

As per his birth chart horoscope, Zach is a Virgo. As per astrology, people born under this sun sign are usually practical, observant, and stubborn.

However, it should be noted, Zach is one sensible person because he is always poised and calm. 

Unquestionably, Zach has a great physique. After watching him perform in the field as a new star, we can see he is going great in his career.

Zach Gentry: Personal Life

Currently, Zach is focused on his career more than anything. Likewise, there are no such rumors of him dating anybody.

Zach has been raised well by his family. Until now, there are no such scandals and controversies regarding him.

Zach has just started his career, and we all know that there comes a lot of negativity and rumors about fame.

However, Zach is confident he would overcome every situation with his calmness and patience. 

 Zach Gentry's picture from his Michigan University days.
 Zach Gentry’s picture from his Michigan University days.

If there will be any of Zach’s announcements about his love interest or love life in the coming days, we will update you soon. So, keep in touch with us.

Social Media Presence

Recently, Zach created an Instagram account. And, soon, the number of his followers hiked up to 20.7k followers.

But, Zach is usually not active on social media.

Even though he has a Twitter account, he hasn’t used it for a very long time; however, you can get the information on multiple websites if you want to know more about Zach.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Zach Gentry now?

In 2020 Zach suffered from a knee injury, and he took a break for a while. But now, he is fine and playing his games as usual.

What is Zach Gentry’s jersey number?

Zach Gentry’s jersey number is 81.

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Anusha K.C

Anusha K.C is a dynamic writer with a keen interest in uncovering the stories that lie beneath the surface of the sports world. Her articles offer readers a fresh perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling.


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