NFL Colts sign receiver Griffey from family of baseball stars
Chicago (AFP) – Trey Griffey, the son of Baseball Hall of Fame legend Ken Griffey Jnr and grandson of a two-time World Series champion, was signed to an NFL contract Sunday by the Indianapolis Colts.
Griffey went unchosen in the NFL Draft that ended Saturday but made 23 catches for 382 yards and two touchdowns last season for the University of Arizona. He made 31 catches for 405 yards in 2014.
Griffey Jnr, who smashed 630 home runs, was inducted into the Hall of Fame last year after 22 Major League Baseball seasons with the Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds and the Chicago White Sox.
Griffey Snr, now 67, was a three-time All-Star outfielder who won World Series crowns in 1975 and 1976 with Cincinnati. He played from 1973 to 1991 for the Reds, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves and Seattle.
Trey Griffey, 23, was selected by the Mariners in last year’s MLB draft in the 24th round, matching his father’s jersey number, despite not having played baseball competitively since before high school.