Originally posted on No 2 Minute Warning  |  Last updated 12/3/11

Trey Griffey named to Under Armour All-American Game

I do not normally touch on high school stars on this site, because I feel others are better suited to comment on the student athletes than I am. But this story was one I could not let slip through the cracks.

Trey Griffey. Photo via MaxPreps (from Dr. Phillips School).

For those who do not know, my two favorite sports are college football and baseball. For me, this is all I need to fill my sports craving. Growing up watching baseball I had the somewhat misfortune of watching some dreadful Phillies teams so you can imagine why a kid my age would be drawn to a flashy star like Ken Griffey Jr. when he was in his absolute prime. When I learned about his own Super Nintendo game I had to have it. It remains one of my favorite baseball games to this day.

Time has passed and now The Kid is all grown up with kids of his own. His son, Trey, may not follow in his father’s footsteps, or for that matter his grandfather’s, as a star baseball player but he is on his way to making a name for himself on the football field. The next Griffey superstar athlete was named to the Under Armour All-American Game on Wednesday according to a report by MaxPreps.

“I didn’t play (football) my senior year and by the time all-star games came around in baseball I was already drafted and gone,” Griffey Jr. told the Orlando Sentinel. “I’m happy, No. 1 for him, but I’m also happy for the school of Dr. Phillips and them and the coaches have the confidence that he could go out there and make plays.”

Trey Griffey will play for the East team in the game on January 5 in St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field, site of the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl and home of baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays. This season for Dr. Phillips High School Griffey has caught 72 passes for 970 yards and 11 touchdowns and has set a few records along the way. If he has dad’s genes I can imagine he is quite the receiver. His dad not only had great speed but had an amazing glove. Maybe Trey has some of his dad in him on the football field.

I for one can’t wait to see if Trey turns out to be a star. Again, if it runs in the family, we’ll be in store for some awesome commercials.

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