Henry E. Lentz
Sport:
Year of Graduation:
Year Inducted:
Football
1967
1977

Biography

"Jack" Lentz was one of the finest option quarterbacks ever to play football at Holy Cross. As a sophomore, he set a single-game rushing record of 164 yards against Buffalo and finished the season setting the HC single season rushing record of 802 yards in 10 games. Those figures were also the best of any QB in the country that year as he received All-New England and All-East recognition. He missed his junior year due to injury but returned as a senior to lead HC to a 6-3-1 record and threw a game-winning pass to Pete Kimener in the final minute to beat BC 32-26.  He twice won the O’Melia Award (presented annually to the most outstanding player in the HC-BC game). He won it as a sophomore...the first player from a losing team ever to win it...and again as a senior.  After graduation he was drafted by the Denver Broncos, and played two seasons with the team. When his pro career ended he pursued a degree from the Wharton School of Business and began a career as an investment banker.