Trey Griffey has found a new NFL home.
The former University of Arizona wide receiver and son of MLB Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The younger Griffey spent time with the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins last summer but did not make the roster for either club. He went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Mariners did draft Trey Griffey in 2016, but that was more of a courtesy of his legendary dad. Trey hasn't played baseball for a while.
A three-star recruit out of Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips in the class of 2012, Trey Griffey chose Arizona over Arizona State, Iowa State, Michigan State, Washington State and others. He had nearly 1,000 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns as a senior.
After redshirting his first year, he had a solid career with the Wildcats.
Griffey's best season came as a redshirt sophomore in 2014, when he caught 31 passes for 405 yards and one touchdown. Those reception and yardage totals were the best of Griffey's career, and he caught two touchdowns in both 2013 and 2016.
For his time in Tucson, Griffey caught 79 balls for 1,241 yards and six touchdowns.
While Trey Griffey may have an uphill battle in terms of cracking the roster in Pittsburgh, it is good to see anyone still living out their dream of playing professional sports.
Best of luck to him.