Indianapolis Colts Sign Undrafted Free Agent Trey Griffey, Son of Baseball Legend Ken Griffey Jr.
The Indianapolis Colts have signed undrafted free agent Trey Griffey, son of baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr..
The 6’3″ Griffey played wide receiver for four years at Arizona, where he recorded 79 receptions for 1,241 yards and six touchdowns. He had 23 receptions, 382 yards, and two touchdowns in 2016, but his best year was 2014, when he had 31 receptions, 404 yards, and one touchdown.
The Colts already have Donte Moncrief, Phillip Dorsett, and Pro Bowler T.Y. Hilton at receiver, so Griffey will be at the bottom of the depth chart entering training camp. However, being at the bottom is better than not being on the roster at all. If he performs well Trey could wind up on the Colts practice squad, and then you never know what will happen once the regular season starts.
Of course, Griffey did play baseball for a while. In fact, the Seattle Mariners actually drafted him in the 24th round of the 2016 amateur draft. However, he made it very clear that his heart was not in baseball.
“I told them from day one that I was pretty much done with baseball,” Griffey told FanRagSports earlier this year. “I told them, ‘My love is football. I’m not focused on baseball. I’m focused on football.'”
It’s hard to blame Trey for going with football. Ken Griffey Jr. hit 630 home runs, made 13 All-Star appearances, won 10 Gold Gloves, and in 2016 was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. That would have been a tough act to follow.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]