Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/1/11
Former Dallas Cowboys player Peter Gent, known best for writing the critically acclaimed book "North Dallas Forty," has died in Michigan of a pulmonary illness. He was 69.Gent spent five seasons with the Cowboys in the late-1960s despite not playing a single down of college football.A standout basketball player with Michigan State earlier in the decade, Gent wrote "North Dallas Forty" in 1973 following his retirement from football. It was made into a movie six years later.Gent's son Carter confirmed that Gent died Friday at his childhood home in Bangor.
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