2011 Numerical Roster Countdown: No. 16 Trey Gresh

by JustinC on August 18, 2011 · 2 comments

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Picture 116 2011 Numerical Roster Countdown: No. 16 Trey GreshWith 16 days left until Virginia Tech takes the field against Appalachian State, we turn our attention to number 16 on roster, Mr. Trey Gresh. Gresh dressed last season and traveled with the team since he was one of the quarterbacks selected to signal in the signs to Tyrod Taylor. This year, Gresh is taking on a much larger role: place holder. Other than that, the Blacksburg native will still be one of the players signaling plays for Logan Thomas this fall and will likely serve as the scout team QB in practice.

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Stats

Height: 6’0”
Weight: 209 lbs
Position: Quarterback
Year: R-Freshman
High School: Blacksburg High School

How Did He Get Here

Gresh was a four year starter at Blacksburg High School and finished his career as the number two all-time passer in the Timesland region. While you can knock his size at the collegiate level, you can’t knock his production in high school. Gresh ended his career with 4,996 career passing yards, 1,193 career rushing yards, 44 career TD passes, and 19 career rushing touchdowns. The Blacksburg star walked on at Virginia Tech after selecting them over a walk-on opportunity at William and Mary.

2010 Season

Redshirted.

2011 Prospectus

The Hokies have their top two in the quarterback rotation this season, which means Gresh and new walk-on QB Brian Rody will run the scout team in practice. Honestly, Tech fans shouldn’t expect much out of Gresh in his career. We’ve had walk-on QB’s contribute in the past but with Tech’s level of recruiting today, it’s unlikely that Gresh sees much if any playing time in his career. He’ll assist on special teams and be more of a practice player. There’s nothing wrong with that.

Honestly, I like Trey’s athleticism. He was a four sport athlete in high school, lettering in Track and Field, Football, Basketball, and Baseball. He also proved that he was more than capable of leading a team while he was at BHS. While I’m not sure if Trey ever going to contribute at quarterback, you can’t knock a kid who chose Virginia Tech over smaller schools even when the smaller colleges would have offered more playing time. Gresh wanted to compete against the best to become the best player he could be. You have to respect that.

Career Highlight

Winning the place holding competition. Trey will at least contribute to this team on gameday and as a walk-on that’s all you can ask for.

Career Lowlight

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Being Ronny Vandyke’s first career interception in Saturday’s scrimmage.

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Mark August 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Hey! Where is today’s roster entry??!?!? This shit gets me through the day!!!

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justinc August 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Haha, I went to the gym this morning so I’m working on it now. Will be up by 3:30.

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