In the summer of 2016, Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Trey Griffey heard his name called in a professional draft, but it wasn’t the one anyone expected.
At least according to his sister:
Huge thank you to the Colts for giving my brother this opportunity! And to the bubby for always pushing thru all obstacles! I love you Trey— Taryn Griffey (@Tarynitup__3) April 30, 2017
In addition to Paul Magloire going to Tampa I'm hearing Arizona's Trey Griffey will sign w/ Indy + OL Freddie Tagaloa will get tryout w/ CLE— Michael Lev (@MichaelJLev) April 30, 2017
In four seasons in Tucson, Trey played in 44 games, catching 79 balls for 1,241 yards and six touchdowns in that time frame. It always seemed like he was overshadowed by other big receivers on the team like Cayleb Jones, David Richards, and even Austin Hill.
2016 was the year for Griffey to breakout, but Arizona didn’t have a quarterback that could consistently take advantage of a bigger body on the outside. At 6-foot-3, you would expect Trey to average more than two catches per game, but it didn’t happen. He caught just 23 balls in his senior season.
The highlight of Griffey’s Arizona career came in the 2015 regular season finale against ASU. He had a nice catch-and-run for a 95-yard TD, which is the second longest receiving TD in school history. It also came on his dad’s birthday.
Good luck to Trey as he tries to continue his football career in the NFL.