- Majored in advertising and public relations
- Served an LDS church mission to Brazil
- Married to Susan and is the father of five daughters, five sons and 37 grandchildren
- Third-team All-American, All-District and All-Western Athletic Conference his senior year
- Set season record with 13 doubles, 51 RBI and 96 total bases his senior year
- Set career records for at bats (396), hits (122), doubles (30, RBI (99) and Total Bases (199)
- Was given the BYU Most Competitive Athlete Award and the Outstanding Senior Baseball Award as a senior
- Earned the "Mr. Hustle" Award his junior and senior seasons
- Received the Duane Fitzpatrick Memorial Award as a sophomore
- Prepped at Chandler High
- Was all-state and outstanding senior athlete
- Lettered twice in football, basketball and baseball
- Batted .350 as a senior
Year Avg. G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB 1965 .234 1966 1967 .353 43 156 32 55 13 2 8 51 96 16 26 2
1977 BYU Hall of Fame
Dennis, a native of Mesa, Arizona, played three years of varsity baseball at BYU. As a senior, he was named All-Conference, All-District, and Third-Team All-American. His batting average reached .616 during his college career.
In 1965 Dennis received the Duane Fitzpatrick Memorial Award. In 1966 and 1967 he was chosen “Mr. Hustle” at BYU. Also in 1967, he was given the BYU Most Competitive Athlete Award and the Outstanding Senior Baseball Award.
1967 was a big year for Dennis. Along with his many awards, he was named a Riverside All-Tournament Selection and played on the Pan American Championship Team. He was named a District Seven All-Star and to the Coaches Association All-America Third Team.
Dennis majored in advertising and public relations during his four years at BYU. He is the father of five daughters five sons with wife Susan Pinkston.