100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 65

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Michigan State's George (Pete) Gent (1964, Basketball)
Gent won the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1964 after leading Michigan State in scoring for three consecutive seasons, accumulating 1,146 total points. He was third team All-Big Ten in 1962 and 1963 and second team All-Big Ten in 1964. He tried out for the Dallas Cowboys after graduating and played five NFL seasons.  He later became a novelist and authored North Dallas Forty, which was published in 1973 and turned into a movie in 1979.

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