Trey Griffey Carrying Family Legacy to Gridiron

With Western PA background, Steelers WR paving own path

Josh Rowntree
August 08, 2018 - 10:29 pm
Steelers WR Trey Griffey in 2018 training camp

Josh Rowntree - 93.7 The Fan

The name Griffey is synonymous with baseball. 

Ken Griffey, Sr. Was an All-Star outfielder and two-time World Series Champion. His son, Ken Griffey, Jr., is considered one of the best hitters to every play the game, making 13 All-Star Games and reaching the Hall of Fame in 2016. 

Now, the next Griffey is swinging for the fences, just not on the baseball field. 

His name is George Kenneth Griffey III. But just call him “Trey,” a 6-foot-3, second-year wide receiver with the Steelers. 

Griffey was an undrafted free agent who signed with Indianapolis in 2017, but was waived/injured shortly after joining the Colts. In August of last year, he signed with the Dolphins, but was cut weeks later. 

Then, in January, the Steelers called. Griffey’s grandfather hails from Donora, Pennsylvania, so the family was thrilled. 

The odds are stacked against Griffey, who has had some nice moments in practice, but is stuck towards the bottom of a deep wide receiver pool highlighted by Antonio Brown, Juju Smith-Schuster and rookie James Washington. 

On Tuesday, 93.7 The Fan’s Josh Rowntree talked with Griffey about his love for football in a family of baseball royalty and how he feels he has played in training camp to this point. 

Listen below.