Tyson Gentry: Newly Married and Living Life With No Regrets

By Kyle Rowland on November 1, 2013 at 2:29p
Ohio State has never stopped supporting Tyson Gentry.

Tyson Gentry has not let his paralysis negatively affect his life. Instead, he's continued living as if nothing ever happened. The happy-go-lucky former wide receiver was recently married and is pursuing a master's degree. 

 “I’ve really come to believe that everything happens for a reason,” Gentry told Cleveland.com in a phone interview from Florida this week. “You don’t always get what you want, but you get what you need. You do the best you can with what comes across your path.”

Gentry, 28, lives outside St. Petersburg, Fla., deciding to move two years ago to warmer weather after feeling the cold negatively affect his body each fall and winter. After graduating from Ohio State in 2009, he’s getting his master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling online from the University of Buffalo. He said the degree should lead him into a career in something like social work, where he’d work with those dealing with disabilities and drug abuse.


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40 Degrees North's picture

Great to see he has battled and done well in life. Congrats to him on getting married and doing well. He deserves BIG praise.

bodast67's picture

Good for Tyson to move forward with his life and not use his injury to keep him from achieving his goals. Glad to hear that he wants to work with military members.
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niblick's picture

glad to see this update, i was just thinking about that dude a couple of weeks ago wondering how he was doing.  hope his spirits are staying up!

osu07asu10's picture

Awesome to see Tyson doing so well!!!
I was at work in the shoe the day it happened, won't ever forget something like that (not for good reasons). 

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gwalther's picture

Uhhhh, this guy is awesome. Talk about a person living life with the right viewpoint. Awesome. I'm happy that he's a Buckeye for life.

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TMargo's picture

Life lessons can be learned through the eyes of others......Tyson is teaching us that attitude is something we control in our lives, and to make sure that ability doesn't go to waste.   

razrback16's picture

Good luck to that guy and kudos for handling such an adverse situation so well.

gravey's picture

Another truly inspiring Buckeye!  Good luck Tyson.  Always rooting for you.  - Buckeye Nation.