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Arizona WR Trey Griffey to sign with the Indianapolis Colts

Meeting up with Andrew Luck

NCAA Football: Arizona at UCLA Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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.

The Seattle Mariners selected Griffey in the 24th round as an ode to his father, Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr.

Well, Trey was not selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, but seems to be signing with the Indianapolis Colts.

At least according to his sister:

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.

Stats via ArizonaWildcats.com